ClamAV for postfix-courier-mysql (Debian - Sarge)

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by toastmaster, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. toastmaster

    toastmaster New Member


    I completed the howto on postfix-courier-mysql with amavis (Great HowTo:D ). My question is about the clamav installation. I get the follwoing error message whenever freshclam runs:

    Received signal: wake up
    ClamAV update process started at Sun Feb 12 07:25:09 2006
    WARNING: Your ClamAV installation is OUTDATED!
    WARNING: Local version: 0.84 Recommended version: 0.88
    DON'T PANIC! Read
    main.cvd is up to date (version: 35, sigs: 41649, f-level: 6, builder: tkojm)
    WARNING: Your ClamAV installation is OUTDATED!
    WARNING: Current functionality level = 4, recommended = 6
    DON'T PANIC! Read
    daily.cvd is up to date (version: 1283, sigs: 2410, f-level: 7, builder: diego)
    WARNING: Your ClamAV installation is OUTDATED!
    WARNING: Current functionality level = 4, recommended = 7
    DON'T PANIC! Read
    I have checked out the clamav site and read about my options for upgrading. I am just really worried about breaking my install. I am not really sure how to proceed.

    Question 1: Should I try to upgrade to the latest version 0.88? Is 8.4 the latest version to be officially released with Debian?

    Question 2: is it better to compile from source or use a binary distribution? I see that there are some "unofficial" packages here:
    deb˜sgran/debian sarge main
    deb-src˜sgran/debian sarge main
    what are the risks of using unofficial binaries?

    Question 3: What is the safest way to go about upgrading.

  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    Yes, you can try to upgrade. The official version coming with Sarge is 0.84, I believe.

    I'd try the unofficial packages first. If they don't work (which I don't believe) you can still install from the sources.
  3. toastmaster

    toastmaster New Member

    It worked

    Hey Falko,

    I just wanted to say thank you for all of your help. I updated my ClamAV using the binaries and it worked great. All I had to fix after the install was to remove the "proxy:" statements from /etc/postfix/ and the server is working great. You guys are the coolest:cool: .

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