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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 - 19:25:27 GMT
To: clamav-users@lists.clamav.net

On Monday 27 January 2014 14:22:15 David Raynor did opine:

> On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 10:14 AM, Gene Heskett <gheskett@wdtv.com> wrote:
> > 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 happy.
> >
> > 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
> > .procmailrc?
> >
> > 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?
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Cheers, Gene
> > --
> >
> > "There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
> > soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
> >
> > -Ed Howdershelt (Author)
> > Genes Web page <http://geneslinuxbox.net:6309/gene>
> >
> > NOTICE: Will pay 100 USD for an HP-4815A defective but
> > complete probe assembly.
> >
> > Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
> > universe are pointed away from Earth?
> > A pen in the hand of this president is far more
> > dangerous than 200 million guns in the hands of
> >
> > law-abiding citizens.
> >
> > _______________________________________________
> > Help us build a comprehensive ClamAV guide:
> > https://github.com/vrtadmin/clamav-faq
> > http://www.clamav.net/support/ml
>
> About clamd logging: your clamd is probably configured to switch over
> and run as the clamav user (even if started by root), so make sure the
> clamav user has write permissions for that folder and that it exists.
>
> I say "probably" because you should confirm that from your clamd.conf
> file. LogFile = path to log (default = no file)
> User = user to switch to (default = remain as executing user)
>
> So based on what you've said, I'd expect to see these lines in that
> file: LogFile /var/log/clamav/clamd.log
> User clamav
>
> If those lines are different or you have multiple clamd.conf files then
> your specific fix will vary, but these details should point you in the
> right direction.
>
> Dave R.

That I believe is as you stated. The only thing the man page says about
clamd is that if the server is running, a clamd PING should return a PONG
if the server is running, but it hangs till I ctl+c it.

Its now running with my procmail w/o any erros being logged, so we'll see
what it catches. :)

Thank You!

Cheers, Gene
-- "There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order." -Ed Howdershelt (Author) Genes Web page <http://geneslinuxbox.net:6309/gene> NOTICE: Will pay 100 USD for an HP-4815A defective but complete probe assembly. Nipples, dimples, knuckles, NICKLES, wrinkles, pimples!! A pen in the hand of this president is far more dangerous than 200 million guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens. _______________________________________________ Help us build a comprehensive ClamAV guide: https://github.com/vrtadmin/clamav-faq http://www.clamav.net/support/ml