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Re: [Clamav-users] Freshclam error

From: Scott Mohnkern <mohnkern_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Aug 24 2009 - 19:24:10 GMT
To: ClamAV users ML <>

root@zambezi:/var/clamav# freshclam -u clamav ClamAV update process started at Mon Aug 24 15:23:23 2009 WARNING: Your ClamAV installation is OUTDATED!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-d87ce240d56bd3e14a8c61c10aecc45e in /var/clamav Hint: The database directory must be writable for UID 441 or GID 204 WARNING: Can't download main.cvd from

This isn't a box I built, is there a way to check to see if selinux is running on it? (That would have this effect).

I'm really only familiar with selinux on RHEL5 boxes.


On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 3:21 PM, Luis Carlos Ferreira <>wrote:

> try
> freshclam -u clamav
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