[clamav-users] Freshclam seems locked and can not be unlocked.

Matus UHLAR - fantomas uhlar at fantomas.sk
Sun Aug 4 05:58:52 EDT 2019

On 04.08.19 17:51, Jari Kosonen via clamav-users wrote:
>I can stop the daemon according to your instructions, but then follow some
>other error/PANIC:

no, it does not panic, it explicitly says "DON'T PANIC!".
It only says that there is newer clamav version available.
maybe you should update or upgrade your system.

Also, when freshclam daemon is running, you should keep it running and not
stop it and run freshclam manually.

start freshclam back and let it do its job.

What made you think you need to run freshclam at all?

>jari at jari-PC:~$ /etc/init.d/clamav-freshclam stop
>[ ok ] Stopping clamav-freshclam (via systemctl): clamav-freshclam.service.
>jari at jari-PC:~$ freshclam
>ERROR: Can't open /var/log/clamav/freshclam.log in append mode (check
>ERROR: Problem with internal logger (UpdateLogFile =
>jari at jari-PC:~$ sudo freshclam
>[sudo] password for jari:
>Sun Aug  4 17:50:10 2019 -> ClamAV update process started at Sun Aug  4
>17:50:10 2019
>Sun Aug  4 17:50:10 2019 -> ^Your ClamAV installation is OUTDATED!
>Sun Aug  4 17:50:10 2019 -> ^Local version: 0.100.3 Recommended version:
>Sun Aug  4 17:50:10 2019 -> DON'T PANIC! Read
>Sun Aug  4 17:50:10 2019 -> main.cvd is up to date (version: 58, sigs:
>4566249, f-level: 60, builder: sigmgr)
>Sun Aug  4 17:50:10 2019 -> daily.cld is up to date (version: 25531, sigs:
>1699730, f-level: 63, builder: raynman)
>Sun Aug  4 17:50:10 2019 -> bytecode.cld is up to date (version: 330, sigs:
>94, f-level: 63, builder: neo)

>On Sun, Aug 4, 2019 at 3:34 PM Arnaud Jacques <webmaster at securiteinfo.com>
>> freshclam is running as daemon.
>> If you want to run it manually, then stop the daemon before :
>> /etc/init.d/clamav-freshclam stop

>> Le 04/08/2019 à 05:08, Jari Kosonen via clamav-users a écrit :
>> > jari at jari-PC:~$ sudo freshclam
>> > ERROR: /var/log/clamav/freshclam.log is locked by another process
>> > ERROR: Problem with internal logger (UpdateLogFile =
>> > /var/log/clamav/freshclam.log).

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