[Pkg-clamav-devel] BUG: Upgrading clamav issue

Sebastian Andrzej Siewior sebastian at breakpoint.cc
Sun Jul 3 13:15:51 UTC 2016

On 2016-06-25 09:53:27 [+0800], Zhang Huangbin wrote:
> Dear clamav maintainers,

> i'm reporting an issue caused by upgrading ClamAV on Debian 8.
> We had clamav running, then upgrade to the latest version (from official debian apt repo, of course), then 'clamav-daemon' service cannot be started, the error message from systemctl is:
> clamd[2041]: ERROR: Parse error at line 11: Unknown option AllowSupplementaryGroups
> clamd[2041]: ERROR: Can't open/parse the config file /etc/clamav/clamd.conf
> Since parameter 'AllowSupplementaryGroups' was not supported by the latest ClamAV, the package post-install or post-upgrade script should remove it from config file directly.

Please remove the AllowSupplementaryGroups option from the config file.
After that it should work again. As Scott replied we have an update
pending which ignores the state the of the Option for Jessie (and you
will have to remove in the Stretch release).

> And the systemd service has to be re-enabled, or it does not start automatically.

After that option has been removed, it should start again. Sorry for the

> Thanks for your attention and helping. :)


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