For a while now freshclam kept barfing with:
# /usr/bin/freshclam -u clamav -v ClamAV update process started at Fri Aug 31 18:42:55 2007 WARNING: Your ClamAV installation is OUTDATED! WARNING: Local version: 0.90.1 Recommended version: 0.91.2 DON'T PANIC! Read http://www.clamav.net/support/faq main.inc is up to date (version: 44, sigs: 133163, f-level: 20, builder: sven) Downloading daily-4092.cdiff [100%] Ignoring mirror 18.104.22.168 (too often connections with outdated version) ERROR: getpatch: Can't download daily-4093.cdiff from db.de.clamav.net Ignoring mirror 22.214.171.124 (too often connections with outdated version) Trying host db.de.clamav.net (126.96.36.199)... Downloading daily-4093.cdiff [100%] Ignoring mirror 188.8.131.52 (too often connections with outdated version)Since we're running Debian/stable, we won't receive any newer clamav version (without pinning and stuff), but the
too often connections with outdated versionis more serious, since our virus db could not be updated. Searching for this error turned up quite a few results, but nothing related to a particular debian bug. Finally I came accross bug# 606 which contains an actual fix for newer clamav versions and a workaround, for (debian/stable-)users like us:
# sed 's/^ScriptedUpdates.*/ScriptedUpdates no/' -i /etc/clamav/freshclam.conf # freshclam -u clamav -v .... # sed 's/^ScriptedUpdates.*/ScriptedUpdates yes/' -i /etc/clamav/freshclam.confNow the daily updates should work again. Read why this works.