[clamav-users] Error (Cannot connect to unix socket '/var/lib/clamav/clamd.socket': connect: No such file or directory)

Alan Stern stern at rowland.harvard.edu
Sun Aug 7 11:04:37 EDT 2016


On Sun, 7 Aug 2016, Chris wrote:

> On Sun, 2016-08-07 at 10:49 +0200, Tobi wrote:
> > It might a systemd issue. Have you tried to start clamd by calling it
> > directly on cli? Does it create the socket then?
> > 
> > Cheers
> > 
> > tobi
> 
> I've tried that lots of times Tobi, however, it still doesn't create
> it:
> 
> chris at localhost:~$ sudo service clamav-daemon stop  [ - ]  clamav-
> daemon
> 
> chris at localhost:~$ sudo service clamav-daemon start [ + ]  clamav-
> daemon

When systemd is installed, the "service" command is redirected to
invoke systemctl.  To truly bypass systemd you would need to do
something like "sudo /etc/init.d/clamav-daemon stop", etc.

> The 'clamd.socket' file should be between these two but it's not:
> 
> -rw-r--r--  1 clamav clamav    446464 Jun 23 11:40 bytecode.cld
> -rw-r--r--  1 clamav clamav        82 Jul 13 14:44 crdfam.clamav.hdb

This also could be caused by SELinux.  It can prevent files from being
created even when all the permission settings are okay.  Have you
checked the system logs for audit violations?

Also, have you checked clamd's log file?

Alan Stern




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