View Full Version : [ubuntu] Clamtk virus definition update error

May 16th, 2009, 08:57 PM
When I try to update Clamtk virus definitions by typing sudo freshclam I get the following error

ERROR: cdiff_apply: lseek(desc, -350, SEEK_END) failed
ERROR: getpatch: Can't apply patch
WARNING: Incremental update failed, trying to download daily.cvd
Downloading daily.cvd [100%]
daily.cvd updated (version: 9365, sigs: 5249, f-level: 42, builder: mcichosz)
Database updated (550284 signatures) from db.local.clamav.net (IP:
Clamd successfully notified about the update.

can anybody help me and tell me what this means?
I am also trying to update the GUI version but I do not know how to do it.


May 16th, 2009, 11:04 PM
No, it looks to me like the signatures successfully updated. To update the GUI, go to http://clamtk.sf.net, follow the Downloads link, grab the .deb file, and double-click it.

May 4th, 2011, 02:16 PM
Just the info I needed! Thanks!