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Saturday, October 31, 2009

ClamAv Update on OpenBSD Box

Updated my ClamAv today from version 0.95.2 to 0.95.3
and luckily read the warning about needing to patch it
on the download page at:

Clam AntiVirus

There’s a link there to download the diff. I downloaded
everything, then ran gpg against the file and signature
file to verify:

gpg –verify clamav-0.95.3.tar.gz.sig clamav-0.95.3.tar.gz

gpg: Signature made Wed Oct 28 10:59:38 2009 CDT using DSA key ID 985A444B
gpg: Good signature from “Tomasz Kojm ”
gpg: aka “Tomasz Kojm ”
gpg: aka “Tomasz Kojm ”
gpg: WARNING: This key is not certified with a trusted signature!
gpg: There is no indication that the signature belongs to the owner.
Primary key fingerprint: 0DCA 5A08 407D 5288 279D B434 5482 2DC8 985A 444B

After that, cd /usr/ports/mystuff/ and do:

sudo tar xzvf /path/to/clamav-0.95.3.tar.gz

Next, I needed to uninstall the old version, but first I
had to stop the daemon running:
ps auxw grep clamd
sudo kill PID#


cd clamav-0.95.2
sudo ./configure
sudo make uninstall

There’s a warning in the docs about old librairies
and file versions on your system:


1) Make sure that you haven’t got old libraries (
lying around your filesystem. You can verify it using:

$ ldd `which freshclam`
Start          End            Type  Open  Ref  GrpRef  Name
1c000000  3c011000  exe     1           0       0              /usr/local/bin/freshclam
0470f000  24744000   rlib     0           1       0              /usr/local/lib/
022d7000  222db000  rlib    0           2       0              /usr/local/lib/
07d8b000  27d93000  rlib    0           2       0              /usr/lib/
0cd94000  2cd9d000  rlib    0           1       0              /usr/lib/
0c104000  2c13a000   rlib     0           1       0              /usr/lib/
05e7e000  05e7e000   rtld    0           1       0              /usr/libexec/

With my previous version of Clamav I had the file
/usr/local/lib/ but the uninstall
removed it okay.

More warnings:

2) Also make sure there is only one version of ClamAv
     on your system.

3) whereis freshclam

4) whereis clamscan

In case anything went wrong I saved my old configuration
files in /usr/local/etc renaming them. Then:

cd /usr/ports/mystuff/clamav-0.95.3/
cp /path/to/patch-0.95.3-bug1737.diff .
sudo patch -p1

After everything built and installed successfully, all that
was left to do was go back into /usr/local/etc and configure
clamd.conf and freshclam.conf, then restart the daemon:

sudo /usr/local/sbin/clamd

I want to stress like always that it pays to read
documentation. Where you want your TemporaryDirectory,
where you want your LocalSocket and DatabaseDirectory
and so on. Same goes for your freshclam settings.

If you’re going to go through all the above to have
Clamav on your system, then you’re probably going
to want to start it when your system boots. I’ve got
the following in /etc/rc.local:

if [ -x /bin/mkdir ]; then
/bin/mkdir /tmp/clamd && chown clamav:clamav /tmp/clamd

if [ -x /usr/local/sbin/clamd ]; then

I do the above mkdir along with the ownership thing
since my sytem cleans out /tmp on reboot. It’s set in

clear_tmp_enable=”YES”     # clear /tmp on reboot


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