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

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Sun Aug 7 13:17:35 EDT 2016

Am 07.08.2016 um 19:13 schrieb Chris:
> On Sun, 2016-08-07 at 17:02 +0200, Tobi wrote:
>> Hi Chris
>> sorry I was not clear enough. I did not mean to start the service via
>> systemd but to call like
>> sudo /usr/sbin/clamd -c /path/to/config
>> and see then if the socket has been created in expected location.
>> Cheers
> Thanks Tobi, however that didn't work either:
> chris at localhost:~$ sudo /usr/sbin/clamd -c /etc/clamav/clamd.conf
> [sudo] password for chris:
> ERROR: LOCAL: Socket file /run/clamd.socket could not be bound:
> Permission denied
> Closing the main socket.
> ERROR: Can't unlink the socket file /run/clamd.socket

*frankly* you need a subfolder *below* /run because when the socket is 
created *after* drop privileges the daemon has no business to write 
cirectly below /run

* create a subfolder
* make sure it has the correct permissions
* enuse it's created at boot with systemd-tmpfiles

there is a reason i posted you this already:
[root at mail-gw:~]$ cat /etc/tmpfiles.d/clamd.conf
d /run/clamd 0775 clamscan clamilt

that's for re-create folders at boot since /run is tmpfs

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