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sherpya


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can you provide the sequence of operations to quick reproduce it?
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good4u


Joined: 18 Aug 2010
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Of course i can. Today i tried the new version 0.96.2.1
1st I followed this guide: http://www.clamwin.com/content/view/118/89/
2nd I started clamwin.exe by doubleclicking on it from explorer.
3rd I clicked on the prefernces icon to control all paths and locations (the are allright
no wonder -the relative paths are from winclam.conf downloaded from the guide page)
4th I clicked on internet update , a window opens and shows me the following message:

ClamAV update process started at Thu Aug 19 20:24:28 2010
main.cvd is up to date (version: 52, sigs: 704727, f-level: 44, builder: sven)
Downloading daily-11596.cdiff [100%]
Downloading daily-11597.cdiff [100%]
ERROR: buildcld: Can't open ..\db\clamav-34484c429a7661f28db7bcc6c0de786f.00002564.clamtmp\clamav-94c0282ee0b745f8c9e34f181a6f3409.00002564.clamtmp for writing
ERROR: Can't create local database

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Completed
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This test was made with XPsp3-Professional on a Samsung N130 Netbook
The precise same procedure works fine with version 0.96.0.1

Thanks for the fast answer.
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Nico


Joined: 18 Jun 2007
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Hello to you all.

good4u wrote:
Hello,
I tried your new Version 0.96.2 and want to make it portable. I used your guide and the according config-file. All works fine til the update. Here is the report:
It was produced by the portable version, but with the installed version its the same but with different paths.
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ERROR: buildcld: Can't open ..\db\clamav-ae4ea9301e078b58c7c4c0d52585c3ad.00001bf4.clamtmp\clamav-3dd41a23187eac1259d1195cada3dd0d.00001bf4.clamtmp for writing
ERROR: Can't create local database


I have experienced the same problem with my first attempted ClamWin standalone (0.96.2.1).
I solved this issue by editing the ClamWin.conf file in order to obtain a tree structure as follows:

\path\CW\Clamwin\bin
\path\CW\Clamwin\lib
\path\CW\.DB
\path\CW\.quarantine

e.g. C:\Program files\CW\Clamwin\etc. [the drive letter can be omitted]

It seems that the database folder can't reside in the Clamwin directory.
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sherpya


Joined: 22 Mar 2006
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I'm still not at home yet, I'll check it asap
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sherpya


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it's an upstream bug, even unix version is affected [relative db path]
I'll wait for a fix or make a workaround
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Sydonia


Joined: 03 Sep 2010
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I found a temporary solution for this problem.

Go inside your database folder and create another folder with the same name. i.e. C:\ClamWin\db\db

It seems that the program first changes working directory to the first db folder and then tries to create temporary files at the relative location:
db\clamav-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.clamtmp
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sherpya


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it has been fixed by upstream clamav developers, next release will have a fix
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Freshclam .96 fails with unwritable temp directory
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