ClamAV on Ubuntu 14.04

[sc:linux-category ]I recently upgraded my Ubuntu box to 14.04 which went smoothly, but one nagging message has been showing up in my daily logs since then; ClamAV is out of date.

ClamAV often pushes out minor point releases and that has been the case with the current 0.98 release cycle.  There have been four releases so far, 0.98.0-0.98.4 which have been minor updates and security fixes.

Ubuntu 14.04 has 0.98.1 but nothing later in its default package repository so each day when I get my status e-mail from the box, right at the top is ClamAV’s warning that it’s out of date.  0.98.4 isn’t a big update and no security issues with it so I left it for a while expecting Ubuntu to do an update automatically, but it’s been months now and I no longer want to see the warning so I did a bit of digging around.

Apparently it has been a known issue since May and it’s still not fixed, I found a thread about it and you can use the backports repository to get 0.98.4 installed with the following command:

 apt-get install -t trusty-backports clamav-freshclam clamav clamav-daemon

It seems weird they haven’t resolved it on the long-term support version of Ubuntu, but at least I won’t see the warning message anymore.

Greg

Greg is the head cat at JumbleCat, with over 20 years of experience in the computer field, he has done everything from programming to hardware solutions. You can contact Greg via the contact form on the main menu above.

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Greg is the head cat at JumbleCat, with over 20 years of experience in the computer field, he has done everything from programming to hardware solutions. You can contact Greg via the contact form on the main menu above.