ClamAV doesn't work - fresh installation Version: 2.2.1

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by tom, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. tom

    tom Member

    I've installed ISPconfig on an fresh Debian Sarge xen host. UebiMiau Webmail was directly installed with the ISP installer.

    Everything works fine but ClamAV doesn't work. I've no Idea why?

    The maiheader shows that:
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2006
  2. tom

    tom Member

    When I try to start clamd with:


    I get this:
    What about the user adm42go?

  3. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Please try to change with the su command to a mailuser and then run the command:


    Did you get any errors?
  4. tom

    tom Member

    No errors

  5. tom

    tom Member

    How are the dependences from clamAV?
    Do I need some other .dep packeges maybay?

  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    No, ClamAV comes with ISPConfig and is compiled from the sources.
    Which ISPConfig version do you use?
  7. tom

    tom Member

    According to the threadtitle:
    fresh installation Version: 2.2.1

  8. hastlaug

    hastlaug New Member

    I'm not using the new release yet, but maybe you should check the clamassassin script (don't know where it is stored exactly, but I guess you'll find it)

    In the upper part of the script there are several pathes to needed programs stored... maybe one of the pathes is wrong? Or maybe one of these programs isn't installed?

    My guess: You haven't installed sigtool ;)
  9. tom

    tom Member

    I've found sigtool already installed in
    the pathes and the programs as well seems to be ok.

  10. hastlaug

    hastlaug New Member

    Okay, I haven't had a look on the new release, so I could only guess. But I don't have further ideas (yet), sorry...
  11. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    ISPConfig 2.2.1 does not use the old clamscan script anymore. Instaed of clamscan, clamassasin is used.

    Please try to modify something in the email account where you encountered the error and save the account so that ISPConfig rewrites the configuration. Then test if you still get this error.
  12. tom

    tom Member

    I've changed the mailaddress, I've created a new mailaddress but with the same result.

    What do you mean with:
    I've installed the completely new new version 2.2.1 of ISPconfig but there is no clamassasin tool. There is only clamscan in:

    Maybe that is the fault, the missing clamassasin?

    Thats my header:
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2006
  13. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Do you have this binary:


    This line is inserted by clamassassin, so i guess you must have clamassassin installed in this directory.
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2006
  14. tom

    tom Member

    is the perlscript called # $Id:,v 1.43 2006/01/10 04:36:42 jlick Exp $
    what I've found.

  15. hastlaug

    hastlaug New Member

    Clamassassin doesn't contain a binary, the perl script is just what you need.
    And it is called, as it puts its header into the mail.

    Sure? I think that just trashscan, the old wrapper to clam, has been replaced by the new wrapper clamassassin. Both should call clamscan, but have a slightly different interface to procmail, which makes the difference of security. (And that's why trashscan has been removed in 2.2.1)
  16. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    You are right. Mixed the things up a bit yesterday :)
  17. wr19026

    wr19026 New Member

    I'm seeing the same error on a brand new Ubuntu 6.10 ISPConfig 2.2.10 install where I have manually (re)created the user accounts and then FTP'd the web(x)/user/* from the old server.

    Never really looked into this before but now that I have...Is this something I should be worried about and if yes, how can I fix it?

    Edit: searched a bit more on Google and this is what I found:
    >From the Clamassassin announce mailing list:

    > The problem is that clamscan has removed the --mbox option which was
    > required in old versions of ClamAV when scanning an email message. Now
    > clamscan can scan email messages without any special options and the
    > --mbox option was removed. In ClamAV 0.90, running clamscan with this
    > option will no longer work. clamassassin had used this option for
    > compatibility with older versions of ClamAV, so clamassassin will fail
    > to work with ClamAV's clamscan.
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2007
  18. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Tom has posted the solution for the problem in this thread a few posts above.
  19. wr19026

    wr19026 New Member

    I'm not sure. I have a standard ISPConf install, following all the steps for the Perfect Setup. The error message Tom is referring to is error 153, mine is error 40.

    If you Google on that error, you'll see that it is reported quite frequentky against ClamAV v0.90

    Even reading Tom's solution I wouldn't know what to do with it as I have followed all the suggested steps without any errors....
  20. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

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