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msp 31st March 2013 13:46

Errors installing ClamAV
Hi all

I'm running through The Perfect Server Debian Squeeze (Bind/Dovecot/Nginx/ISPConfig3)

On this page when I run


apt-get install amavisd-new spamassassin clamav clamav-daemon zoo unzip bzip2 arj nomarch lzop cabextract apt-listchanges libnet-ldap-perl libauthen-sasl-perl clamav-docs daemon libio-string-perl libio-socket-ssl-perl libnet-ident-perl zip libnet-dns-perl
The output shows


Clamav signatures not found in /var/lib/clamav ... failed!
Please retrieve them using freshclam ... failed!
Then run '/etc/init.d/clamav-daemon start' ... failed!

I had some problems around ClamAV in my last installation of ISPConfig and I think they caused its eventual downfall. So I want to ensure I'm following-up on every error message I see during a clean install!

I'm guessing the above is not okay?

Please help!

darinpeterson 1st April 2013 21:16

It happens every time, yes. After that sequence during the install, do:


Once the downloads are complete, do:


/etc/init.d/clamav-daemon start
Even if you haven't done it yet, just run freshclam and you can restart your clamav service.


msp 1st April 2013 21:20


Worked perfectly.

Super, thanks.



darinpeterson 2nd April 2013 02:15

Great! You're welcome...

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