ClamAV OUTDATED monitor warning.

Discussion in 'General' started by Corvinus, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. Corvinus

    Corvinus New Member


    I'm getting a warning from the monitor page that my ClamAV protection is outdated. When I look at how the clamfresh is updating my definitions, it shows it running as a daemon with this command:

    "/usr/sbin/freshclam -d --quiet"

    However, the freshclam manual says that if you run it as daemon, you should run it with the --check flag as well, is this why it's not updating now? Or should it be enough that "check" variable is defined in /etc/clamav/freshclam.conf?

    Kind regards,
  2. Antennipasi

    Antennipasi ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    This is a common situation with ClamAV.
    Usually in logs is message "WARNING: Local version: 0.95.3 Recommended version: 0.96" or something similar, and is caused only because fast developing cycle (which is good thing, of course). Message tells about main binary version only, virus definitions are still up-to-date.

    In Debian, enable Volatile-repo, which will deliver updated version as soon as possible.

    For other Linux-distribution, maybe someone else knows cure...
  3. Corvinus

    Corvinus New Member

    I've updated apt-get with volatile already before upgrading other packages, it did not help. It never even suggested a newer ClamAV version.
  4. Antennipasi

    Antennipasi ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    Current 0.95.3 came from volatile last december, if i remember right.
    I am pretty sure 0.96 will appear in few weeks or so, couple weeks after mainstream, as usual.

    Again, there is nothing to worry about, it is jut annoying and unnecessary warning. I try to find time to take care of it in monitor module.
  5. Corvinus

    Corvinus New Member

    Ok thx, I see the problem now. I'll safely ignore it until the next version gets included in the apt source.
  6. Appie Thrasher

    Appie Thrasher Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Thanks for this post I had the same worry's about that warning.
    So if I am reading it correct the
    main.cvd is up to date
    is the virus database.
  7. Antennipasi

    Antennipasi ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    yes, that's the one.
    in current 0.96-version there is 3 files, main.cld, daily.cld and bytecode.cld. if all of them are "up to date", everything is ok.
    (.cvd changes to .cld after freshclam has applied incremental updates.)

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