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Old 01-25-2012, 11:16 AM   #1
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Giving all access to group.

I'm trying to update Clamav using the Freshclam command while logged on to user Root.

I'm getting the following message.

root@centos5 ~]# freshclam
ERROR: Can't create temporary directory /var/clamav/clamav-85f86c1bad04f693daff57c53b8e87de
Hint: The database directory must be writable for UID 102 or GID 103
[root@centos5 ~]#

How do I give just GID 103 the access needed.

Old 01-25-2012, 02:39 PM   #2
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Hi swamprat,

As far as I know you cannot mention gid and uid in chown or chmod command. So you have to find out the group name corresponding to gid 103. Once you found that you can run the following commands:

chown -R nobody:groupname_correponding_to_gid_103 /var/clamav
chmod -R 070 /var/clamav


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