[clamav-users] Clam-AV reverts to prior (mis)configuration after each reboot

Hudri Wudri zoechling.martin at gmail.com
Thu Mar 26 21:14:11 UTC 2015

I had the same problem with clammsmtp recently. Look at the init.d start
script of the milter. Look for a chown clmit /var/run/clmit line and change
it to chown clamav....
Am 26.03.2015 20:46 schrieb "Don Levey" <clam-av at the-leveys.us>:

> I can't find a logical explanation for this, so I thought I'd ask here.
> I have both clamd and clamav-milter installed on my CentOS 7 machine.
> For ease of use, I've got bth configured to use one id, 'clamav'.  This
> means I use two different directories, /var/run/clamav and
> /var/run/clamav-milter, owned by user clamav and set to permissions 711,
> to hold the socket/pid files.  This is all working well, as far as I can
> tell.
> However, I've had a number of reboots recently, and after each one the
> following happens:
> * The clamav directory (/var/run/clamav) is deleted.
> * The clamav-milter directory (/var/run/clamav-milter) is changed to
> owner clmilt.
> The conf files do NOT change.  Therefore, I get an error (misleading, at
> that) for clamav-milter.  Clamav seems to start, but does not create a
> socket file, and so the milter can't find it (and can't create its own
> run file in a directory it doesn't own.
> Does this make sense to anyone?
>  -Don
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