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Old 01-30-2005, 01:36 PM   #31
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I get what your saying?


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Old 01-30-2005, 04:00 PM   #32
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Ok realised what you where saying "read things properly"

Ok commented out the lines required run freshclam and get this message.

ClamAV update process started at Sun Jan 30 09:03:07 2005
main.cvd is up to date (version: 29, sigs: 29086, f-level: 3, builder: tomek)
ERROR: Can't create new file ./clamav-522673b5653c011c in /usr/share/clamav
ERROR: The database directory must be writable for UID 1000 or GID 100
ERROR: Can't download daily.cvd from database.clamav.net (IP: 195.184.96.15)
dad@linux:~>

how do I rectify this????????????

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Old 01-30-2005, 05:07 PM   #33
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Your user doesn't have permission to write to that directory, which is unsurprising as normal users aren't generally allowed to write outside of their home directory and /tmp or /var/tmp. If you want Clam to run as your user account, you'll need to create /usr/share/clamav as root and give your users permission to write to it. Usually the recommended procedure is the create a separate account for clam to run under.

BTW, don't worry too much about this. Viruses on Linux are extremely rare. This would be a useful; thing to have though if you want to scan your incoming mail before downloading in to a Windows box (or for scanning your Windows partitions directly, if you dual boot).
 
Old 01-30-2005, 08:01 PM   #34
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ClamAv

I am somewhat new to Linux and I am having an issue with loading the Clamav on Fedora Core 3. I can get it configured with no problems but when I go to "make" its says there are no make files even though they are listed. What am I doing wrong? Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me.

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Old 01-31-2005, 09:30 AM   #35
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Thanks for that info It helped me sort it

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Your user doesn't have permission to write to that directory, which is unsurprising as normal users aren't generally allowed to write outside of their home directory and /tmp or /var/tmp. If you want Clam to run as your user account, you'll need to create /usr/share/clamav as root and give your users permission to write to it. Usually the recommended procedure is the create a separate account for clam to run under.

BTW, don't worry too much about this. Viruses on Linux are extremely rare. This would be a useful; thing to have though if you want to scan your incoming mail before downloading in to a Windows box (or for scanning your Windows partitions directly, if you dual boot).
 
  


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