[clamav-users] old signature files

c chupela cnctema68 at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 18 17:37:21 EDT 2014

On Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 12:08 PM, c chupela <cnctema68 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I've inherited an old CentOS(v5.5)  installation running CLamAV 0.95.3.
>  /usr/local/share/clamav is using 283GB of space, and it looks like old
> signature updates. I saw a previous question on this with a newer release
> of clam, and the advice given was to check freshclam.log, because updates
> weren't being applied if they were left lying around.
> I however don't have one of those logs  on the server.
> Anyone know with this older release if issues were logged elsewhere?  Can
> I just delete these old pattern files? THey go back to early 2010.
> THanks
> Chris

>Hey Chris,

>Your safest bet is just to start fresh. You'll want to upgrade the ClamAV
>installation to 0.98.4 and delete the old signature files. Our current
>signature databases take up around 201MB as uncompressed .cld files. You
>might want to backup the old /usr/local/share/clamav just in case things
>blow up when upgrading.



The upgrade FAQ lists different methods for upgrading, based on if you installed from packages or from source originally.  Not 100% sure how the original install was done. If I don't see clam listed in the output of yum or rpm, do I assume it was built from source?


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