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

Matus UHLAR - fantomas uhlar at fantomas.sk
Sun Aug 4 06:57:02 EDT 2019


On 04.08.19 18:14, Jari Kosonen via clamav-users wrote:
>jari at jari-PC:~$ sudo apt-get install clamav
>Reading package lists... Done
>Building dependency tree
>Reading state information... Done
>clamav is already the newest version (0.100.3+dfsg-0ubuntu0.18.04.1).
>0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 4 not upgraded.

https://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=clamav

seems that newer clamav versions are not available for ubuntu 18.04.

>
>> On 04.08.19 18:01, Jari Kosonen via clamav-users wrote:
>> >It says "update is available", but if I click the "Update"-button nothing
>> >happens.
>> >Then update from the shell window is not easily made either.

>On Sun, Aug 4, 2019 at 6:09 PM Matus UHLAR - fantomas <uhlar at fantomas.sk>
>wrote:
>> I am not familiar with clamt, but I guess it's telling you that there's new
>> version of clamav software available. You can't download new version of
>> clamav software as virus database update, you need to install it via your
>> sytem/package distribution, yum ot apt-get.
>>
>> >On Sun, Aug 4, 2019 at 5:59 PM Matus UHLAR - fantomas <uhlar at fantomas.sk>
>> >wrote:
>> >
>> >> 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
>> >> >permissions!).
>> >> >ERROR: Problem with internal logger (UpdateLogFile =
>> >> >/var/log/clamav/freshclam.log).
>> >> >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:
>> >> >0.101.2


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