MailScanner 5.0.2 on debian jessie clamav-daemon does not start

Patrick Goupell patrick at
Tue Jun 21 13:01:06 UTC 2016

I edited the /etc/clamav/clamd.conf for LogSyslog true, restart and it 
is now createing the /var/run/clamav/clamd.ctl and seems to be ok.

On 06/21/2016 08:30 AM, Patrick Goupell wrote:
> 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)
>            man:clamd.conf(5)
> 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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