[Users] clam plugin complaining about permissions

Ricardo Mones ricardo at mones.org
Sat Jun 8 09:22:33 CEST 2013

On Fri, 7 Jun 2013 18:14:19 -0300
Gunther Furtado <gunfurtado at gmail.com> wrote:

> Since about two weeks ago, every time claws checks for new messages it
> complaints about not having permission to write to a folder in $USER/.
> The complaints go away when I disable clamAV plugin.
> I am a debian testing user and I am running claws 3.9.1.
> The error message is this:
> /home/gunther/.claws-mail/mimetmp/00000000.mimetmp: lstat() failed:
> Permission denied. ERROR
> Any tips?

  From plugin description (/Configuration/Plugins.../Clam AntiVirus):
| Because this plugin communicates with clamd via a
| socket then there are some minimum requirements to
| the permissions for your home folder and the
| .claws-mail folder provided the clamav-daemon is
| configured to communicate via a unix socket. All
| users at least need to be given execute permissions
| on these folders.
| To avoid changing permissions you could configure
| the clamav-daemon to communicate via a TCP socket
| and choose manual configuration for clamd.

  Ricardo Mones 
  The three principal virtues of a programmer are Laziness, 
  Impatience, and Hubris.                                    man perl

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