[clamav-users] Can't download definitions

J.R. themadbeaker at gmail.com
Sun Aug 18 08:57:32 EDT 2019


It looks like you went through the freshclam.conf and just uncommented
a bunch of things without knowing what they were for and setting the
variable correctly for the custom options.

Like Al said, you need to comment the line with the ExtraDatabase, but
there are also a couple others I see right off the bat you probably
need to comment out too that could cause issues...

Debug = "yes"
OnUpdateExecute = "command"
ExtraDatabase = "dbname1", "dbname2"

You would probably be better off simply using the stock configs from
when you install the package(s), there really is no need to make any
changes for normal scanning.

If Ubuntu's packages are outdated, then you need to contact their
package maintainer, the clamav people have no control over that.
However, many distro's are running 0.100 branch due to some
incompatible changes that 0.101 branch has in regards to 3rd party
integration. For all practical purposes, there is no difference in
scanning ability between the two branches, they use the same virus
definition files, you will get the same results. Yes, freshclam will
give a warning but it can be safely ignored. Some distros have even
backported certain changes into their 0.100 builds, you would have to
read the package's changelog to see exactly.

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