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Old 06-24-2017, 06:46 PM   #1
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freshclam doesn't update Clamtk, have run update in the GUI also?


If i run freshclam and get the updates before launching clamtk, then launch clamtk, clamtk says its virus database is not up to date so have to run the update from the GUI also, to get the same number of updates. I don't know why this is.
Example, freshclam reported updating to 23504 signatures. Then I launch clamtk, and it's saying it only has 23484 signatures and needs to update, when it completes, it then contains 23504 but its downloading them from the internet instead of getting them from freshclam.
Seems maybe the config is confused somewhere, two different locations for the updates?
Code:
# freshclam -v
Current working dir is /var/lib/clamav
Max retries == 3
ClamAV update process started at Sat Jun 24 16:25:20 2017
Using IPv6 aware code
Querying current.cvd.clamav.net
TTL: 1800
Software version from DNS: 0.99.2
main.cvd version from DNS: 58
main.cld is up to date (version: 58, sigs: 4566249, f-level: 60, builder: sigmgr)
daily.cvd version from DNS: 23504
daily.cld is up to date (version: 23504, sigs: 1737868, f-level: 63, builder: neo)
bytecode.cvd version from DNS: 305
bytecode.cld is up to date (version: 305, sigs: 62, f-level: 63, builder: neo)
# exit
~ % clamtk
LibClamAV Warning: **************************************************
LibClamAV Warning: ***  The virus database is older than 7 days!  ***
LibClamAV Warning: ***   Please update it as soon as possible.    ***
LibClamAV Warning: **************************************************

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Old 06-24-2017, 10:46 PM   #2
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Running freshclam from the command line is different than running the cron job, which may use a script with other command-line options. It looks like the clamav daemon is not being notified of the update, which could be caused by a clamd.conf file in a non-default location.
 
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Old 06-25-2017, 12:29 PM   #3
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Thank you AwesomeMachine,
This may have been a pre-mature post on my part. I found that over the years I had installed (or re-installed) clamtk from different repositories and failed to follow up with some house-cleaning. You are correct
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clamd.conf file in a non-default location.
I nuked all instances of clam (clamav, clamtk, clamsmtp, thunar-sendto-clam) from pc including the packages, did clean install of those 4 and now is working as it should. I took that approach because, the house-cleaning needed to be done to remove confusion, and I was having hard time figuring out which files should stay and be edited to perform the update function correctly.
 
Old 06-25-2017, 03:28 PM   #4
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I'm glad it's working now.
 
  


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