[CentOS] Clamd not working
cannewilson at googlemail.com
Fri Jun 27 17:43:06 UTC 2008
Earlier this month I reported a problem in that ClamTK couldn't virus-scan a
file. This was cured by following the dev's instructions
If you open up a terminal window and type "ls /var/clamav" (without
quotes of course), I'm betting you'll see a variety of files and/or
directories in there. If you're up for it, as root type
rm /var/clamav/* -rf
which will remove all the signatures. Don't worry, you'll get them
back in the next step. As root, type
And that will download all the necessary signatures again.
At that point I thought all was well - until I had to reboot, when I found
that it hung with a message (from memory) 'self-checking 1800'. Using
Interactive boot I discovered that it came from clamd.
I'm guessing that daily.cld main.cld and mirrors.dat are being sought
somewhere other than /var/clamav. Maybe a symlink is required? If someone
with a working clamd could advise me I'd be most grateful. For now I have
had to chkconfig clamd off.
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