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Old 05-17-2010, 07:47 AM   #1
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Clamav engine is outdated


I'm using debian etch - clamav.

clamscan states: >> This version of the ClamAV engine is outdated.<<

which is correct, my system is using 0.95.3 in vola you find 0.96

I did the following:


deb etch/volatile main contrib non-free

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade

still 0.95

apt-get remove clamav
apt-get clean
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade

still 0.95

Any other hints?

Old 05-17-2010, 07:55 AM   #2
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while it is not much help, I've had the same problem with various 'distros' so perhaps it is a problem with clamav. Did manage to upgrade the signatures via the gui front end but the 'engine' still reports as out of date so will be interested as to how you solve this one.

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Wow you are still running Etch? Security support for Etch ended back in February.

Only way you are going to get 0.96 is by building it from source or updating to the current Stable. And even using Lenny you would have to get clamav from volatile.
lenny-volatile (utils): anti-virus utility for Unix - command-line interface
0.96+dfsg-4~volatile1 [volatile]: alpha amd64 hppa i386 ia64 mips mipsel powerpc s390 sparc
0.95.3+dfsg-1~volatile1 [volatile]: armel


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