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clamav (8) Versions 0.4.0

Installs/configures ClamAV

cookbook 'clamav', '= 0.4.0'
cookbook 'clamav', '= 0.4.0', :supermarket
knife cookbook site install clamav
knife cookbook site download clamav
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A cookbook for installing and configuring ClamAV. Components to be installed/enabled are accessible as attributes.


  • A RHEL/CentOS/Scientific, Debian/Ubuntu, or compatible OS


Pretty much everything offered as options for ClamAV is configurable. Some attributes that one might commonly want to override:

default["clamav"]["clamd"]["enabled"] = false
default["clamav"]["freshclam"]["enabled"] = false

Whether or not the ClamAV daemons should be running

default["clamav"]["version"] = "0.97.6<VARIES_BY_OS>"

The version of the ClamAV packages to install

default["clamav"]["dev_package"] = false

Whether to install the appropriate ClamAV development package

default["clamav"]["clamd"]["log_file"] = "/var/log/clamav/clamd.log"
default["clamav"]["clamd"]["logrotate_frequency"] = "daily"
default["clamav"]["clamd"]["logrotate_rotations"] = 7 
default["clamav"]["clamd"]["log_file_unlock"] = "no"
default["clamav"]["clamd"]["log_file_max_size"] = "1M"
default["clamav"]["clamd"]["log_time"] = "no"
default["clamav"]["clamd"]["log_clean"] = "no"
default["clamav"]["clamd"]["log_syslog"] = "no"
default["clamav"]["clamd"]["log_facility"] = nil 
default["clamav"]["clamd"]["log_verbose"] = "no"
default["clamav"]["freshclam"]["update_log_file"] = "/var/log/clamav/freshclam.log"
default["clamav"]["freshclam"]["logrotate_frequency"] = "daily"
default["clamav"]["freshclam"]["logrotate_rotations"] = 7
default["clamav"]["freshclam"]["log_file_max_size"] = "1M"
default["clamav"]["freshclam"]["log_time"] = "no"
default["clamav"]["freshclam"]["log_verbose"] = "no"
default["clamav"]["freshclam"]["log_syslog"] = "no"
default["clamav"]["freshclam"]["log_facility"] = nil 

Log file/syslog facility logging options

ClamAV has many other options. See the attribute files and ClamAV documentation for details.


Nothing special. Override the default attributes as you see fit and go to town!


Feel free to fork this project and submit any changes via pull request.


As a first project to implement cookbook tests, I probably went a bit overboard, but this cookbook implements several sets of tests using a number of tools.

To run the Foodcritic tests only, run:


To run the ChefSpec tests:


To start up a development environment for basic Chef run verification:

vagrant up

To do a full-on run of all tests on every supported platform:

kitchen test

To Do

  • Use Fauxhai for some of the spec tests

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