[CentOS] clamd at amavisd fails under systemd

Sat Nov 12 05:31:49 UTC 2016
Helmut Drodofsky <drodofsky at internet-xs.de>

CentOS 7 and my experience with clamav 99.2 from epel repository:

instead of --nofork you need --foreground=yes

nofork parameter is definitly outdated.
man clamd.conf
with the necessary changes in

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Am 12.11.2016 um 04:46 schrieb Gordon Messmer:
> On 11/11/2016 02:39 AM, Rob Kampen wrote:
>> When I invoke from the CLI  - there is a -nofork=yes as a part of the 
>> invocation.
>> When systemd tries to do the invocation via the ExecStart line - the 
>> original clamd at .service file had this --nofork=yes also, the problem 
>> was that this just caused an abend of the start up with the message:
> Not on my system, it doesn't:
> $ grep Exec /usr/lib/systemd/system/clamd at .service
> ExecStart = /usr/sbin/clamd -c /etc/clamd.d/%i.conf --foreground=yes
> $ rpm -qf /usr/lib/systemd/system/clamd at .service
> clamav-server-systemd-0.99.2-1.el7.noarch
>> > /usr/sbin/clamd: unrecognized option `--nofork=yes'
>> > ERROR: Unknown option passed
>> > ERROR: Can't parse command line options
>> and a look at the clamd man shows no such parameter - thus I removed it.
>> I wonder if this is the issue? Not sure what I can or how I can test. 
> Yeah, it might be worth removing the package and reinstalling it. You 
> shouldn't need to modify the provided systemd service file.
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