Clamd install

Randal, Phil prandal at
Wed Mar 30 18:17:26 IST 2011

The smart way to find out would be to add the rpmforge yum repo, configure it to allow clam* only, and then

yum install clamd



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-----Original Message-----
From: mailscanner-bounces at [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf Of Dimitri Yioulos
Sent: 30 March 2011 18:00
To: MailScanner discussion
Subject: Re: Clamd install

On Wednesday 30 March 2011 12:29:18 pm
donald.dawson at wrote:
> Yesterday I upgraded MailScanner, SpamAssassin and Clamav using the 
> install files from the MailScanner site.
> When I started to install the SpamAssassin/Clam software I was 
> cautioned to exit the script and install clamd from an rpm site and 
> then come back to finish the install.
> I was able to download the 96.5 and 97 code, but I was not able to 
> install them due to missing libraries.  Here's a snippet from the 
> SA/CLAM install script:
> 	There are 2 recommended ways of installing ClamAV, depending on 
> various factors.
> 	If you want to use MailScanners support for Clamd (virus-scanning
> 	daemon) then I recommend you cancel this script now (press Ctrl-C)
> 	and install the RPMs for clamav, clamav-db and clamd from 
> 	Then re-run this script and tell me that clamscan is installed in
> 	/usr/bin. This will set up your
> virus.scanners.conf file for you.
> Using these downloads:
> I received the following errors:
> # rpm -Uvh clamav-0.96.5-1.el6.rf.i686.rpm 
> clamav-0.96.5-1.el6.rf.i686.rpm clamav-db-0.96.5-1.el6.rf.i686.rpm 
> warning:
> clamav-0.96.5-1.el6.rf.i686.rpm: Header V3 DSA
> signature: NOKEY, key ID 6b8d79e6
> warning: package clamav = 0.96.5-1.el6.rf was already added, skipping 
> clamav < 0.96.5-1.el6.rf
> error: Failed dependencies:
> is needed by
> clamav-0.96.5-1.el6.rf.i686 rpmlib(FileDigests) <= 4.6.0-1 is needed 
> by
> clamav-0.96.5-1.el6.rf.i686
>         rpmlib(PayloadIsXz) <= 5.2-1 is needed by 
> clamav-0.96.5-1.el6.rf.i686
>         rpmlib(FileDigests) <= 4.6.0-1 is needed by 
> clamav-db-0.96.5-1.el6.rf.i686
>         rpmlib(PayloadIsXz) <= 5.2-1 is needed by 
> clamav-db-0.96.5-1.el6.rf.i686
> Note, I removed the .96.4 version via 'rpm -e'.
> I am now using ClamAV from the tarball install off of the MailScanner 
> site, but I would prefer to use clamd.
> Also, I have to remove the clam-related files installed by the tarball 
> if I am going to install clamd, since they are not loaded in the same 
> locations.
> Please guide me on how I can install clamd.
> Thanks,
> Donald
> Donald Dawson
> Security Administrator
> Baker Botts L.L.P.
> One Shell Plaza
> 910 Louisiana
> Houston, TX 77002
> W: 713-229-2183
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Possibly missing rpm-devel and/or rpm-libs?

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