ClamAV for postfix-courier-mysql (Debian - Sarge)

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by toastmaster, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. toastmaster

    toastmaster New Member


    I completed the howto on postfix-courier-mysql with amavis (Great HowTo:D ). My question is about the clamav installation. I get the follwoing error message whenever freshclam runs:

    Received signal: wake up
    ClamAV update process started at Sun Feb 12 07:25:09 2006
    WARNING: Your ClamAV installation is OUTDATED!
    WARNING: Local version: 0.84 Recommended version: 0.88
    DON'T PANIC! Read
    main.cvd is up to date (version: 35, sigs: 41649, f-level: 6, builder: tkojm)
    WARNING: Your ClamAV installation is OUTDATED!
    WARNING: Current functionality level = 4, recommended = 6
    DON'T PANIC! Read
    daily.cvd is up to date (version: 1283, sigs: 2410, f-level: 7, builder: diego)
    WARNING: Your ClamAV installation is OUTDATED!
    WARNING: Current functionality level = 4, recommended = 7
    DON'T PANIC! Read
    I have checked out the clamav site and read about my options for upgrading. I am just really worried about breaking my install. I am not really sure how to proceed.

    Question 1: Should I try to upgrade to the latest version 0.88? Is 8.4 the latest version to be officially released with Debian?

    Question 2: is it better to compile from source or use a binary distribution? I see that there are some "unofficial" packages here:
    deb˜sgran/debian sarge main
    deb-src˜sgran/debian sarge main
    what are the risks of using unofficial binaries?

    Question 3: What is the safest way to go about upgrading.

  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff Moderator HowtoForge Supporter ISPConfig Developer

    Yes, you can try to upgrade. The official version coming with Sarge is 0.84, I believe.

    I'd try the unofficial packages first. If they don't work (which I don't believe) you can still install from the sources.
  3. toastmaster

    toastmaster New Member

    It worked

    Hey Falko,

    I just wanted to say thank you for all of your help. I updated my ClamAV using the binaries and it worked great. All I had to fix after the install was to remove the "proxy:" statements from /etc/postfix/ and the server is working great. You guys are the coolest:cool: .

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