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Re: [clamav-users] clamd exits with libclamav error

From: Tomasz Kojm <tkojm_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Oct 10 2011 - 19:14:48 GMT
To: ClamAV users ML <>

On Mon Oct 10 2011 18:49:33 GMT+0200 (CEST)
Török Edwin <> wrote:

>> Is there anything I should watch for, or do when it happens again? How
>> can I manually check the integrity of all the databases when it fails?
> Run clamscan /dev/null (or any file), and it will print an error if any database is wrong.
> Official databases have digital signatures, and clamscan (and freshclam) checks it.

Also freshclam makes sure that a new database gets parsed properly by
the version of libclamav installed in the system before installing the
database and removing the old one.

Together with ClamAV 0.97.2 we announced a 3rd Party Signature portal:

This portal allows 3rd party signature creators to use our systems to
develop, test and publish their signatures on our public mirrors. With
this solution the end users would only need to add a single line to
freshclam.conf to benefit from automatic and *safe* updates. Hopefully,
more vendors will decide to join this initiative soon!


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