Upgrading clamav to latest version

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Upgrading clamav to latest version

Postby Robert_S » 2018-05-28 00:51

I suspect that this has already been covered, but I can't find a solution
I keep getting these messages in my syslog:
May 27 05:08:47 debian freshclam[450]: WARNING: Local version: 0.99.4 Recommended version: 0.100.0
May 27 05:08:47 debian freshclam[450]: DON'T PANIC! Read http://www.clamav.net/documents/upgrading-clamav

I see that the latest version is listed in http://ftp.au.debian.org/debian/pool/main/c/clamav/ as clamav-daemon_0.100.0+dfsg-0+deb8u1_i386.deb etc, but I don't seem to be able to install this version using apt-get. Using the updates repository hasn't helped.
Can anybody help?
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Re: Upgrading clamav to latest version

Postby None1975 » 2018-05-28 15:07

Hello. What Debian version are you using?
I see that the latest version as clamav-daemon_0.100.0+dfsg-0+deb8u1_i386.deb

This version is in Buster which is being tested at this time.
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Re: Upgrading clamav to latest version

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2018-05-28 15:27

clamav should stay fairly current through point-release upgrades and stable-updates repo. Notice that I've said "fairly". But before that, you should give more info about your system version.
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Re: Upgrading clamav to latest version

Postby Robert_S » 2018-05-28 20:41

Apologies for lack of info - my installation is pretty much unadulterated Stretch. I'm using it for a small office and don't want any instability/glitches. The notice about clamav being out of date has been coming up for the last few months.
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Re: Upgrading clamav to latest version

Postby bw123 » 2018-05-28 21:41

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don't want any instability/glitches. The notice about clamav being out of date has been coming up for the last few months.


It's apparently a problem that has been coming up for a lot of years, not months. Debian stable doesn't get new versions often, and if it does they usually come through backports. The security fixes are imported from the new version, but the version number stays the same to prevent instability/glitches.

You don't want to beta test virus software, or run it on stable without it being tested do you?
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Re: Upgrading clamav to latest version

Postby Robert_S » 2018-05-29 23:35

I can install the latest clamav by adding
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deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
to my /etc/apt/sources.list and
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Package: clamav, clamav-base, clamav-freshclam, clamav-milter, clamav-daemon
Pin: release a=testing
Pin-Priority: 750

Package: *
Pin: release a=stable
Pin-Priority: 900
to my /etc/apt/preferences, and installing clamav using
# apt-get install clamav -s -t testing
to install clamav

Is this likely to wreck my system in the future? - I note that there are a few other new packages that get installed eg.
The following NEW packages will be installed:
clamav clamav-base clamav-freshclam libclamav7 libjson-c3 libpcre2-8-0 libtfm1
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Re: Upgrading clamav to latest version

Postby stevepusser » 2018-05-30 00:09

That 8u1 in the version indicates that it's a Jessie package...I wonder if it's in something special like jessie-proposed-updates.

Anyway, that indicates that it should be simple to backport to Stretch, and that's always safer than adding an upstream repository.
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Re: Upgrading clamav to latest version

Postby sunrat » 2018-05-30 01:17

Robert_S wrote:Is this likely to wreck my system in the future? - I note that there are a few other new packages that get installed eg.
The following NEW packages will be installed:
clamav clamav-base clamav-freshclam libclamav7 libjson-c3 libpcre2-8-0 libtfm1


Likely? Hard to say. Possible? Definitely yes. Imagine from your example that another application wants to use libjson-c3 but needs the Stretch version. Broken!
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