[Bug 1784193] Re: clamav-daemon fails to start

Andreas Hasenack andreas at canonical.com
Tue Jul 31 21:32:33 UTC 2018

That extend.conf file has some complicated handling in clamav-daemon's
postinst. It even tries to handle a .dpkg-old copy of it.

You could purge and reinstall, but to fix your installation that
shouldn't be necessary (and would be annoying if you have configured
clamav to your liking already). You can just restore the extend.conf
file in /etc/systemd/system/clamav-daemon.service.d and get rid of your

But if you can purge and reinstall (making sure to remove your
customized file, and the dpkg.old one as well), that should also work,
and would put you back on track with what the packages expect to find
for future upgrades.

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