Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 302771
Cannot load clamav_plugin.so
Last modified: 2007-12-28 20:00:21 EST
Description of problem:
When loading the plugin clamav_plugin.so, an error-box appears with the message:
cl_load: Not supported data format
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Load the plugin clamav_plugin.so
2. See the error message
3. Unload the plugin
Plugin does not work
Plugin should work
The problem also exists in version 3.0.2-1.fc7.
Hm, this one really bugs me. I can reproduce it here but I have no clue on why
this happens. Will investigate.
Finally had the time to look at this. This is not a 'bug' in either claws nor
clamav. The error message you see is in fact a clamav error message telling you
that you did not setup clamav correctly.
One thing to get this working is e.g. to install clamav-update to handle
automatic downloading for virus signatures, fix up the config files (both
/etc/freshclam.conf and /etc/sysconfig/freshclam) and initialize the virus
database with a manual run of freshclam.
After that try to load the plugin again... now everything should work.
For questions on how and why you have to do this contact the clamav maintainer.