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Re: [clamav-users] Is there any chance of the 97.8 version as shipped by ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS, working?

From: Gene Heskett <gheskett_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Jan 27 2014 - 15:14:14 GMT

On Monday 27 January 2014 09:54:13 Gene Heskett did opine:

> On Monday 27 January 2014 08:29:48 Greg Folkert did opine:
> > On Mon, 2014-01-27 at 07:16 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > > Greetings all;
> > >
> > > Been on this list for quite a while, and did use it for a year or 3
> > > but I had removed clamav in its entirety when a long spell of broken
> > > freshclam was spamming my logs, and clamscan itself was also
> > > generating failure msgs for every msg that procmail had it check.
> > >
> > > So, is there any hope of making it work again using what the repo's
> > > for ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS will put back in (version 97.8) using
> > > synaptic? Or has the data format changed so much its hopeless?
> > >
> > > Cheers, Gene
> >
> > I'd say that the problem you are seeing is a Distribution issue. Sorry
> > to say this. If it is LTS, isn't that 3 years support cycle? Seems
> > that is 4 years old by now (getting really close)
> Server versions, which the linuxcnc distribution version is based on,
> are 5 years, and I am still getting regular security fixes ever 2-3
> days. The linuxcnc crew is furiously working on a new kernel that
> _will_ run linuxcnc, but its not quite ready for prime time yet. The
> RTAI patchkit has fallen way behind, and it may be that we'll have to
> use the xenomai patchset which in tests so far, has not quite met the
> needs. We need hard realtime performance, with emphasis on a steady
> heartbeat in the 20 microsecond range with jitter in that heartbeat not
> more than 2 or 3 microseconds.
> The stock kernel simply cannot meet the latency requirements of running
> high speed stepper motors.
> I am running a much newer kernel on this machine as it isn't actually
> running machinery.
> Cheers, Gene

Got rid of most of the install errors, now have exec error. The install
error started with the user clamav already existing, which gave dpkg a
tummy ache. Then freshclam complained about no perms in /var/lib/clamav,
so I did a sudo chown clamav:adm in that directory to fix the uid after
removing clamav with userdel and re-creating the user. Freshclam now

But now it appears my procmail recipe is foobared. None of the options I
was passing clamdscan were legit according to the man pages.

So where do I find a suitable procmail recipe to use todays versions of
clamav in a call/return similar to the spamassassin stanza's in my

And in checking clamd for the PING/PONG, it fails because it cannot log.
Who, and what perms are supposed to own the /var/log/clamav tree?


Cheers, Gene
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