[clamav-users] Freshclam slows down boot on MX Linux (Debian)

Paul B. pbpublic at gmail.com
Tue Aug 13 08:16:45 EDT 2019

First boot-up today, and the problem persists without any change, so
apparently network unavailability is not a factor in my case (the
connection is always made very early after the desktop appears).
Somehow a delay on boot would have to be programmed into the Freshclam
scheduler in order to solve this problem.


> Thanks to everyone who responded. For some reason I cannot Reply to
mails from this list. I have to Compose from scratch each time, which
probably breaks threading here. Here is my original response,
resending now:

> Thanks very much, Micah! I have ethernet here and it does connect
quickly, but this still might be happening. I'm made the emendation
and will let you know if it solves the problem or not. It will take a
few days to be sure. I still think that a delay mechanism is very
desirable, perhaps even as the default.


On Mon, Aug 12, 2019 at 9:24 AM Micah Snyder (micasnyd)
<micasnyd at cisco.com> wrote:
>> This may be related, another user had noted that freshclam was starting before it had network access, and had us add a network-online dependency to the service file.  This change will be present in the 0.102 release, but you can always add it manually to your clamav-freshclam.service file:
>> https://bugzilla.clamav.net/show_bug.cgi?id=12104
>> -Micah

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