MailScanner 5.0.2 on debian jessie clamav-daemon does not start

Patrick Goupell patrick at
Tue Jun 21 12:30:19 UTC 2016

Does not start at boot time.  Cannot find any log messages for why it 
did not start.

If I do a status command for it I get:

root at efa1:/var/log# /etc/init.d/clamav-daemon status
● clamav-daemon.service - Clam AntiVirus userspace daemon
    Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/clamav-daemon.service; enabled)
    Active: inactive (dead)
            start condition failed at Tue 2016-06-21 08:21:47 EDT; 8s ago
ConditionPathExistsGlob=/var/lib/clamav/daily.{c[vl]d,inc} was not met
      Docs: man:clamd(8)

folder /var/run is symlinked to /run.  No /var/run/clamav folder is 
present on debian

But on Ubuntu 16.04 the folder /var/run/clamav is created and the pid 
file /var/run/clamav/clamav.ctl is created   and it runs.

Patrick Goupell

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