Clamd permission error

Joolee mailscanner at
Fri Nov 18 14:52:32 GMT 2011

I saw in the changelogs that an update of Mailscanner can solve the problem
but an update of Ubuntu 9 > 10 and with that updated perl and clamd solved
the problem for me.

On 18 November 2011 15:43, Steve Campbell <campbell at> wrote:

> I'm getting the following error in my logs:
> Clamd::ERROR:: lstat() failed: Permission denied. ERRORClamd::ERROR::
> lstat() failed: Permission denied......
> Looking back, I found a thread suggesting I should switch to the internal
> tnef expander, which I am trying now, and to ensure the "incoming"
> directory is accessible by the clam user (clamav). I've followed the
> suggestions in the MailScanner.conf file for the situation I am running
> under. The temp folders under the incoming directory, along with the
> incoming folder itself, where the winmail.dat is expanded IS owned by
> clamav.
> So I'm wondering if the 0640 mod on the folders is the proper mod. Should
> there be any sticky bits or anything set?
> Just curious, since this seems to be the first time I've run into this and
> I've been using MS for years.
> steve campbell
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