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Clamav problems with amavisd, postfix, spamassin

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Hello

Im running Redhat 9 with postfix, amavisd, clamav and spamassassin installed.

I keep getting errors in the maillog which are displayed below.

Oct  8 11:07:45 linuxmail amavis[3762]: (03762-06) ClamAV-clamd: Can't connect to UNIX socket /usr/local/sbin/clamd: Connection refused, retrying (2)
Oct  8 11:07:45 linuxmail amavis[3756]: (03756-07) ClamAV-clamd: Can't connect to UNIX socket /usr/local/sbin/clamd: Connection refused, retrying (2)
Oct  8 11:07:51 linuxmail amavis[3762]: (03762-06) ClamAV-clamd av-scanner FAILED: Too many retries to talk to /usr/local/sbin/clamd (Can't connect to UNIX socket /usr/local/sbin/clamd: Connection refused) at (eval 34) line 243.
Oct  8 11:07:51 linuxmail amavis[3762]: (03762-06) WARN: all primary virus scanners failed, considering backups
Oct  8 11:07:51 linuxmail amavis[3756]: (03756-07) ClamAV-clamd av-scanner FAILED: Too many retries to talk to /usr/local/sbin/clamd (Can't connect to UNIX socket /usr/local/sbin/clamd: Connection refused) at (eval 34) line 243.
Oct  8 11:07:51 linuxmail amavis[3756]: (03756-07) WARN: all primary virus scanners failed, considering backups
Oct  8 11:07:52 linuxmail amavis[3762]: (03762-06) TROUBLE in check_mail: virus_scan FAILED: Not an ARRAY reference at (eval 35) line 124.

I have tried everything i can to try and get it working. Ive set the LocalSocket in both the avamisd.conf and clamd.conf and ClamAV is also running with the amavis user account.

Can anyone help? im going mad here and ive exhaulsted google.

Thanks

DAN
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Are you using something like the following?

@av_scanners = (
 #### http://www.clamav.net/
 ['Clam Antivirus-clamd',
   \&ask_daemon, ["CONTSCAN {}\n", '/var/amavisd/clamd.sock'],
   qr/\bOK$/, qr/\bFOUND$/,
   qr/^.*?: (?!Infected Archive)(.*) FOUND$/ ],
# # NOTE: run clamd under the same user as amavisd,
# # match the socket name in clamav.conf to the socket name in this entry
);

Make sure that you have /var/amavisd/clamd.sock and that the permissions are correct on it.  ls -l /var/amavisd/clamd.sock

And clamav.conf
# Path to the local socket. The daemon doesn't change the mode of the
# created file (portability reasons). You may want to create it in a directory
# which is only accessible for a user running daemon.
LocalSocket /var/amavisd/clamd.sock

Do ps aux | grep clamd to make sure its running and under what username.
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