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Anacron freshclam error

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by upsforum, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. upsforum

    upsforum Well-Known Member

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    every day I receive this message:

    subject: Anacron job 'cron.daily' on serverX

    /etc/cron.daily/freshclam:

    ERROR: Can't create temporary directory /var/lib/clamav/clamav-91a7b521b4bc912800ebb0707ca94d41.tmp
     
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    Hello :)

    Have you installed a third-party instance of ClamAV through your system package manager or via source instead of through the "Manage Plugins" option in Web Host Manager?

    Thank you.
     
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    I reinstaller with WHM option but I get this error:

    root@vps6 [~]# /etc/cron.daily/freshclam
    ERROR: Can't open /var/log/clamav/freshclam.log in append mode (check permissions!).
    ERROR: Problem with internal logger (UpdateLogFile = /var/log/clamav/freshclam.log).
     
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    Did you first remove any manual installation of ClamAV (installed either through source or RPM)? Check to see the file ownership of "/var/log/clamav/freshclam.log":

    Code:
    ls -al /var/log/clamav/freshclam.log
    I've seen cases where it's owned by "clam" instead of "clamav" after an unsupported ClamAV installation.

    Thank you.
     
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    confirm owner is clam and not clamav o_O
     
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    You can update the ownership to "clamav" via:

    Code:
    chown clamav.clamav /var/log/clamav/freshclam.log
    Thank you.
     
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