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[Clamav-users] Freshclam error

From: Scott Mohnkern <mohnkern_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Aug 24 2009 - 16:46:19 GMT
To: ClamAV users ML <>

I recently installed clamav .94 on an ubuntu box (8.04) and clamscan runs just fine, however freshclam generates the following error:

rwxrwxrwx 2 clamav 204 4096 2009-08-21 10:02 clamav root@zambezi:/var# freshclam
ClamAV update process started at Fri Aug 21 10:07:15 2009 WARNING: Your ClamAV installation is OUTDATED! WARNING: Local version: 0.94.2 Recommended version: 0.95.2 DON'T PANIC! Read ERROR: getfile: Can't create new file
/var/clamav/clamav-4c8bad43f85f4c58ba20de0e76a60468 in /var/clamav
Hint: The database directory must be writable for UID 441 or GID 204 WARNING: Can't download main.cvd from

There's a user clamav, and /var/clamav is owned by 441:204 with write permissions. I can also su to user clamav and touch (create) new files in

Anyone have any ideas?

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