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Bug 430177

Summary: clamd.d/amavisd.conf configuration directives require boolean arguments
Product: [Fedora] Fedora EPEL Reporter: Ray Van Dolson <rayvd>
Component: amavisd-newAssignee: Juan Orti <jorti>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
Severity: low Docs Contact:
Priority: low    
Version: el5CC: jlquinn, johan-fedora, jorti, perl-devel
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OS: Linux   
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Fixed In Version: amavisd-new-2.5.2-3.el5 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Patch to fix the problems. none

Description Ray Van Dolson 2008-01-25 00:48:04 UTC
After installing amavisd-new-2.4.5-1.el5 from epel-testing I get the following
when running service clamd.amavisd start:

# service clamd.amavisd start
Starting clamd.amavisd: ERROR: Parse error at line 2: Option LogSyslog requires
boolean argument.
ERROR: Can't open/parse the config file /etc/clamd.d/amavisd.conf

Turns out FixStaleSocket also requires a boolean argument.

I appended a 'yes' to both of these configuration directives and everything is
working fine now.

This is in tandem with clamav-server-0.92-4.1.el5 from epel.

Comment 1 Ray Van Dolson 2008-01-25 00:49:25 UTC
Note: You may want to check this with EL4 as well.  I don't have one handy to
test with at the moment.

Comment 2 Ray Van Dolson 2008-02-29 07:28:29 UTC

Comment 3 Steven Pritchard 2008-03-01 19:45:24 UTC
Sorry for the delay.  This will be fixed as soon as I am able to upgrade the
amavisd-new in EPEL to something current.  The last time I worked on this, we
were still missing some dependencies.

Comment 4 Johan Kok 2008-07-08 14:50:27 UTC
Steven, is this issue still present?

Comment 5 jlquinn 2008-12-07 05:13:54 UTC
Yes, it's present.  I just installed amavisd-new again and see the same problem in /etc/clamd.d/amavisd.conf

Comment 6 Michael Arnold 2010-04-03 16:33:15 UTC
Created attachment 404312 [details]
Patch to fix the problems.

Attached is a patch to fix the problems.

Comment 7 Johan Kok 2011-06-09 05:31:08 UTC
*** Bug 459954 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2014-08-07 09:49:06 UTC
amavisd-new-2.5.2-3.el5 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 5.

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2014-08-08 00:40:59 UTC
Package amavisd-new-2.5.2-3.el5:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora EPEL 5 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=epel-testing amavisd-new-2.5.2-3.el5'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2015-11-29 03:23:57 UTC
amavisd-new-2.5.2-3.el5 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 5 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 11 Red Hat Bugzilla 2023-09-14 01:11:53 UTC
The needinfo request[s] on this closed bug have been removed as they have been unresolved for 1000 days