Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 246151
clamav-data: "Not supported data format": corrupt daily.cvd
Last modified: 2008-06-16 21:43:56 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: Log file size limited to 1048576 bytes.
Jun 11 15:29:37 www3 clamd: Reading databases from /var/lib/clamav
Jun 11 15:29:37 www3 clamd: 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
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.
s/could not start avavisd/could not start clamd/
Have you tryed to remove /var/lib/clamav/* and redownload it with freshclam?
May be it fixes your troubles.
The problem usually happens for me, if there's an update of the clamav rpm
package but incremental updates were done before by freshclam.
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