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Corvinus 7th April 2010 14:24

ClamAV OUTDATED monitor warning.
 
Hi

I'm getting a warning from the monitor page that my ClamAV protection is outdated. When I look at how the clamfresh is updating my definitions, it shows it running as a daemon with this command:

"/usr/sbin/freshclam -d --quiet"

However, the freshclam manual says that if you run it as daemon, you should run it with the --check flag as well, is this why it's not updating now? Or should it be enough that "check" variable is defined in /etc/clamav/freshclam.conf?

Kind regards,
Jonny

Antennipasi 7th April 2010 16:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by Corvinus (Post 224390)
I'm getting a warning from the monitor page that my ClamAV protection is outdated.

This is a common situation with ClamAV.
Usually in logs is message "WARNING: Local version: 0.95.3 Recommended version: 0.96" or something similar, and is caused only because fast developing cycle (which is good thing, of course). Message tells about main binary version only, virus definitions are still up-to-date.

In Debian, enable Volatile-repo, http://www.debian.org/volatile/ which will deliver updated version as soon as possible.

For other Linux-distribution, maybe someone else knows cure...

Corvinus 7th April 2010 17:36

I've updated apt-get with volatile already before upgrading other packages, it did not help. It never even suggested a newer ClamAV version.

Antennipasi 7th April 2010 17:50

Quote:

Originally Posted by Corvinus (Post 224425)
I've updated apt-get with volatile already before upgrading other packages, it did not help. It never even suggested a newer ClamAV version.

Current 0.95.3 came from volatile last december, if i remember right.
I am pretty sure 0.96 will appear in few weeks or so, couple weeks after mainstream, as usual.

Again, there is nothing to worry about, it is jut annoying and unnecessary warning. I try to find time to take care of it in monitor module.

Corvinus 7th April 2010 17:57

Ok thx, I see the problem now. I'll safely ignore it until the next version gets included in the apt source.

DaRKNeSS666NL 22nd May 2010 17:38

Thanks for this post I had the same worry's about that warning.
So if I am reading it correct the
Code:

main.cvd is up to date
is the virus database.

Antennipasi 22nd May 2010 18:01

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaRKNeSS666NL (Post 229002)
Thanks for this post I had the same worry's about that warning.
So if I am reading it correct the
Code:

main.cvd is up to date
is the virus database.

yes, that's the one.
in current 0.96-version there is 3 files, main.cld, daily.cld and bytecode.cld. if all of them are "up to date", everything is ok.
(.cvd changes to .cld after freshclam has applied incremental updates.)


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