Bug 246151 - clamav-data: "Not supported data format": corrupt daily.cvd
clamav-data: "Not supported data format": corrupt daily.cvd
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: clamav (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Enrico Scholz
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-06-28 16:25 EDT by Nick Urbanik
Modified: 2008-06-16 21:43 EDT (History)
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Description Nick Urbanik 2007-06-28 16:25:12 EDT
Description of problem:
After upgrading to f7 from fc6, could not start avavisd, even after fixing
/etc/clamd.d/amavisd.conf as described at

$ sudo service clamd.amavisd start
Starting clamd.amavisd: Running as user amavis (UID 105, GID 107)
and in /var/log/maillog:
Jun 11 15:29:37 www3 clamd[30966]: Log file size limited to 1048576 bytes. 
Jun 11 15:29:37 www3 clamd[30966]: Reading databases from /var/lib/clamav 
Jun 11 15:29:37 www3 clamd[30966]: Not supported data format 
and then clamd dies.

I've been able to restart clamd.amavisd after setting up freshclam and

The daily.cvd file seems to have been corrupted, even though
rpm -V clamav-update showed no errors.  After replacing it using freshclam,
clamd can start, and finally I can receive email again.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 0.90.2-1.fc7

How reproducible: Have not tried upgrading other fc6 systems running avamisd-new
with clamav.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade a machine from fc6 to f7 that runs avamisd-new with clamav and with
postfix as MTA.
2. Attempt to restart a stalled clamd as shown above.
3. In /var/log/maillog, see: Not supported data format, and clamd dies, and no
mail is delivered as a result.
Actual results: In /var/log/maillog, see: Not supported data format, and clamd
dies, and no mail is delivered as a result.

Expected results: no error message, clamd process continues, mail is delivered.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Nick Urbanik 2007-06-28 16:27:21 EDT
s/could not start avavisd/could not start clamd/
Comment 2 Jan ONDREJ 2007-08-30 03:35:12 EDT
Have you tryed to remove /var/lib/clamav/* and redownload it with freshclam?
May be it fixes your troubles.
Comment 3 Robert Scheck 2007-12-19 07:36:13 EST
The problem usually happens for me, if there's an update of the clamav rpm
package but incremental updates were done before by freshclam.
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 09:18:55 EDT
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Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-06-16 21:43:55 EDT
Fedora 7 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on June 13, 2008. 
Fedora 7 is no longer maintained, which means that it will not 
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