Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 863303
missing dependency "clamav-server-sysvinit" required
Last modified: 2013-08-01 07:03:06 EDT
Description of problem:
clamav.amavisd.service fails to start because the dependency clamav-server-sysvinit isn't actually a dependency of the package.
systemctl start clamd.amavisd:
clamd.amavisd: /etc/rc.d/init.d/clamd.amavisd: line 7: /usr/share/clamav/clamd-wrapper: No such file or directory
Oct 5 05:07:55 minipixia systemd: clamd.amavisd.service: control process exited, code=exited status=1
Oct 5 05:07:55 minipixia systemd: Unit clamd.amavisd.service entered failed state.
yum provides /usr/share/clamav/clamd-wrapper:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install clamav-update
2. Try to start it
reassigning to amavis...
I also experienced this bug following a restart of the server. The fix was to do:
# yum install clamav-server-sysvinit
Log errors before the install
Oct 11 23:02:12 mailgw amavis: (10659-04) (!)ClamAV-clamd: Can't connect to UNIX socket /var/spool/amavisd/clamd.sock: No such file or directory, retrying (2)
Oct 11 23:02:15 mailgw amavis: (10658-04) (!)ClamAV-clamd av-scanner FAILED: run_av error: Too many retries to talk to /var/spool/amavisd/clamd.sock (Can't connect to UNIX socket /var/spool/amavisd/clamd.sock: No such file or directory) at (eval 86) line 375.\n
Oct 11 23:02:15 mailgw amavis: (10658-04) (!!)WARN: all primary virus scanners failed, considering backups
Oct 11 23:02:18 mailgw amavis: (10659-04) (!)ClamAV-clamd av-scanner FAILED: run_av error: Too many retries to talk to /var/spool/amavisd/clamd.sock (Can't connect to UNIX socket /var/spool/amavisd/clamd.sock: No such file or directory) at (eval 86) line 375.\n
Oct 11 23:02:18 mailgw amavis: (10659-04) (!!)WARN: all primary virus scanners failed, considering backups
Prior to the install
# service clamd.amavisd start
/etc/init.d/clamd.amavisd: line 7: /usr/share/clamav/clamd-wrapper: No such file or directory
# ls /usr/share/clamav/
# yum list | grep clam
clamav.x86_64 0.97.6-1700.fc17 @anaconda-0
clamav-data.noarch 0.97.6-1700.fc17 @anaconda-0
clamav-filesystem.noarch 0.97.6-1700.fc17 @anaconda-0
clamav-lib.x86_64 0.97.6-1700.fc17 @anaconda-0
clamav-milter.x86_64 0.97.6-1700.fc17 @anaconda-0
clamav-milter-systemd.noarch 0.97.6-1700.fc17 @anaconda-0
clamav-server.x86_64 0.97.6-1700.fc17 @anaconda-0
clamav-update.x86_64 0.97.6-1700.fc17 @anaconda-0
clamav-data-empty.noarch 0.97.6-1700.fc17 updates
clamav-devel.i686 0.97.6-1700.fc17 updates
clamav-devel.x86_64 0.97.6-1700.fc17 updates
clamav-lib.i686 0.97.6-1700.fc17 updates
clamav-milter-upstart.noarch 0.97.6-1700.fc17 updates
clamav-scanner.noarch 0.97.6-1700.fc17 updates
clamav-scanner-systemd.noarch 0.97.6-1700.fc17 updates
clamav-scanner-upstart.noarch 0.97.6-1700.fc17 updates
clamav-server-systemd.noarch 0.97.6-1700.fc17 updates
clamav-server-sysvinit.noarch 0.97.6-1700.fc17 updates
clamav-unofficial-sigs.noarch 3.7.1-7.fc17 updates
clamsmtp.x86_64 1.10-9.fc17 updates
clamtk.noarch 4.42-1.fc17 updates
clamz.x86_64 0.5-1.fc17 fedora
claws-mail-plugins-clamd.x86_64 3.8.1-1.fc17 updates
exim-clamav.x86_64 4.76-8.fc17 fedora
exim-clamav-sysvinit.noarch 4.76-8.fc17 fedora
# systemctl start firstname.lastname@example.org
Failed to issue method call: Unit email@example.com failed to load: No such file or directory. See system logs and 'systemctl status firstname.lastname@example.org' for details.
Post install email@example.com starts normally.
I also ran into this bug. I had installed amavisd-new (on Fedora 18), which pulled in several clam dependencies, but missed this one on clamav-server-sysvinit. As a result amavis was throwing warnings like:
amavis: (12756-03) (!)connect to /var/spool/amavisd/clamd.sock failed, attempt #1: Can't connect to UNIX socket /var/spool/amavisd/clamd.sock: No such file or directory
With the large number of clam packages (and some with buggy package descriptions), it was a challenge to figure out what was needed to resolve the above error message. Fortunately I decided to check BZ before putting too much work into the diagnosis as this bug report gave me just the answer I needed:
yum install clamav-server-sysvinit
systemctl start clamd.amavisd.service
With that simple task done, now amavis can talk to clamd successfully. Seems like this should be an easy bug to fix that would make this common setup very easy for people -- it's so close now, especially compared to what it used to require!
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