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ClamAV creating foldersssss in /tmp directory.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SuperBaby, Dec 16, 2004.

  1. SuperBaby

    SuperBaby Well-Known Member

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    Every few seconds I see folders in the format below created (but not automatically deleted after that). They contains large virus definition files main.db and main.hdb.
    My /tmp folder is 250Mb. After I manually deleted those folders, it got full again after a few minutes.

    I can see other files also being created under /tmp but they are automatically deleted after a while.

    What went wrong?
     
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    maybe the defs aren't updating properly ? how much free space do you have on your /tmp ? maybe the definitions aren't downloading fully ? Whats df -h report for space available on /var and /tmp ? Any problems when running freshclam manually from shell ?
     
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    Although the ClamAV installation is outdated, I don't think it is the reason the /tmp folder got full, right???
     
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    It might well be. I'd go ahead and update that install if i were you, usually you won't get new definitions with older versions.
     
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    Thanks Beau. I will do that.

    Meanwhile, SM tech staff has added a crontab to delete those folders and I think it has temporarily fixed the case.
     
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