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#1 2020-11-09 08:57:15

ttoirrah
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[SOLVED] Fangfrisch & freshclam

I'm using Fangfrisch in the manner recommended at Option #1: Set up Fangfrisch of the ArchWiki:

sudo -u clamav /usr/bin/fangfrisch --conf /etc/fangfrisch/fangfrisch.conf initdb
sudo systemctl enable fangfrisch.timer --now

The next section of the wiki Option #2: Set up clamav-unofficial-sigs says,

Note: You still must have the clamav-freshclam.service started in order to have official signature updates from ClamAV mirrors.

Am I right in thinking that this does not apply in my case, i.e. as I have fangfrisch.timer enabled, I do not need clamav-freshclam.service?

Last edited by ttoirrah (2020-11-12 07:34:49)

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#2 2020-11-09 12:20:33

Zod
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Re: [SOLVED] Fangfrisch & freshclam

ttoirrah wrote:

Am I right in thinking that this does not apply in my case, i.e. as I have fangfrisch.timer enabled, I do not need clamav-freshclam.service?

If by "right" you mean "I don't want to use the official clamav antivirus signatures and have them be up to date" then I suppose you are.

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#3 2020-11-09 15:09:38

amish
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Re: [SOLVED] Fangfrisch & freshclam

fangfrisch provides unofficial (additional) signature. clamav-freshclam provides official signature.

So you most certainly need both unless for some reason you do not want to use clamav official signatures at all.

That Note is for both options. (even if it appears to be only for option 2)

PS: I have edited Wiki to place the note at right location.


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#4 2020-11-09 15:10:53

ttoirrah
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Re: [SOLVED] Fangfrisch & freshclam

So I've just noticed:

# clamscan -i <adirectory>
...
LibClamAV Warning: **************************************************
LibClamAV Warning: ***  The virus database is older than 7 days!  ***
LibClamAV Warning: ***   Please update it as soon as possible.    ***
LibClamAV Warning: **************************************************

- fixed by sudo freshclam, so I've enabled clamav-freshclam.service, and moved that note in the ArchWiki up so that it's unambiguously referring to both "Options".

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#5 2020-11-09 15:31:04

amish
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Re: [SOLVED] Fangfrisch & freshclam

ttoirrah wrote:

... and moved that note in the ArchWiki up so that it's unambiguously referring to both "Options".

I did it just before you did it! You must have got an error when editing but you may have not realized it thinking that note is now at right place!


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#6 2020-11-11 17:47:43

ttoirrah
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Re: [SOLVED] Fangfrisch & freshclam

amish wrote:

I did it just before you did it!

- ah yes, my edit did react weirdly...

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