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After installing clamav and clamtk, when doing freshclam I receive this message:

ERROR: Can't create temporary directory /var/lib/clamav/clamav-f52645d8e80b9b727228734e339d231d
Hint: The database directory must be writable for UID 1000 or GID 1000

Could somebody help?

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So I re-installed it, used sudo freshclam and what i got was this: Is there anyway that warning is fixed? I'm asking because I can't seem to install it from the tar.gz file of the home page. I will leave this as solved and wait for the repositories, thank you all. [SOLVED] – vitimiti Sep 21 '12 at 11:20
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In Terminal:

Stop the updater:

sudo /etc/init.d/clamav-freshclam stop


sudo freshclam -v

Start the updater:

sudo /etc/init.d/clamav-freshclam start
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I seem to remember getting this issue when I first started using clamav, going back through my notes I found I had written this:

First find out my uid and gid by typing at the command prompt: id your_username

Should give you a long line of text with a uid and gid in it somewhere, then type: sudo chown UID.GID /var/lib/clamav then sudo chmod 755 /var/lib/clamav

Change UID and GID with the values you got from the id Command above.

hope that helps

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Yes, run freshclam with sudo:

sudo freshclam

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