Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 859339
Clamdscan hardcoded to /etc/clamd.conf config
Last modified: 2017-07-17 08:48:22 EDT
Description of problem:
Using clamdscan instaslled from yum and properly configured, it appears that it is hard-coded to look for its config file in /etc/clamd.conf whereas since the advent of systemd the config is now actually /etc/clamd.d/scan.conf
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Do a fresh and clean install (using yum) of clamav-server-systemd, clamav-scanner-systemd and all their dependencies.
2. Configure /etc/clamd.d/scan.conf to get a working clamd system
3. Run (e.g.) # clamdscan -V (as root)
ERROR: Can't parse clamd configuration file /etc/clamd.conf
Echo current clamav version number to terminal
A work-around to get this working is either to do:
# clamdscan -c /etc/clamd.d/scan.conf -V ; or
symlink /etc/clamd.conf to /etc/clamd.d/scan.conf
Either fo these two methods seem like a kludge and should not be required.
Unless I am missing some hidden configuration, it seems that clamdscan is hard-coded to look for the config in /etc/clamd.conf.
Zdenek Pytela in this thread:
(specifically in this post: http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/users/2012-September/424871.html)
agrees that it does seem to be hard-coded:
strace -e open,stat -o /tmp/clamscan.strace clamdscan -V
open("/etc/clamd.conf", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
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