Package Details: maldet 1.6-3

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Package Base: maldet
Description: linux malware scanner designed around threats faced in shared host environments
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Licenses: GPL2
Submitter: mrqwer88
Maintainer: sowieso
Last Packager: fordprefect
Votes: 19
Popularity: 0.000078
First Submitted: 2012-05-03 12:41
Last Updated: 2017-05-31 19:24

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vendforce commented on 2017-09-06 20:46

The linking folders and PATH setting is the problem in the PKGBUILD

in your pkgbuild its looking for a tmp folder that is not there in where pkgbuild installed maldet to /usr/share/maldet , and cant download to the folder

why dont you just install the maldet package using the install file from the git repo and let the install file set the directorys

## git repo working
maldet -d
Linux Malware Detect v1.6.2
(C) 2002-2017, R-fx Networks <>
(C) 2017, Ryan MacDonald <>
This program may be freely redistributed under the terms of the GNU GPL v2

maldet(5780): {update} checking for available updates...
maldet(5780): {update} hashing install files and checking against server...
maldet(5780): {update} latest version already installed.

fordprefect commented on 2017-09-06 19:26

@vendforce: there are two errors:

• line 1844: the "too many arguments" leads me to think maybe the folder contains more than one file, so the expansion produces one more argument. badly written if this can happen
• line 1850: it calls $inspath/maldet, which is very hard to debug without looking at all the inner workings of this software. quite surely is a following error from the first, where changing directories failed.

looking at these errors I realize there is no way I'll debug this. Ever. Discouraging everyone from using and deowning…

vendforce commented on 2017-09-06 18:46

I was trying to check for maldet update and it gives error below

maldet -d

Linux Malware Detect v1.6
(C) 2002-2017, R-fx Networks <>
(C) 2017, Ryan MacDonald <>
This program may be freely redistributed under the terms of the GNU GPL v2

maldet(3118): {update} checking for available updates...
maldet(3118): {update} new version 1.6.2 found, updating...
maldet(3118): {update} verified md5sum of maldetect-current.tar.gz
/usr/share/maldet/internals/functions: line 1844: cd: too many arguments
chmod: cannot access '': No such file or directory
maldet(3118): {update} completed update v1.6 => v1.6.2 628329, running signature updates...
/usr/share/maldet/internals/functions: line 1850: /usr/share/maldet/maldet: No such file or directory
maldet(3118): {update} update and config import completed

fordprefect commented on 2017-05-31 19:25

@vicnat: thank you, fixed.

vicnat commented on 2017-05-30 22:33

Initially not able to execute because when installed inspath variable in /etc/maldet/internals.conf is set as /usr/share/maldetect but maldet is installed in /usr/share/maldet

Edit internals.conf or doing a ln -s /usr/share/maldet /usr/share/maldetect solves the problem.

Maybe should be possible to add this correction to the package build file to patch the internals.conf pointing the correct directory.

fordprefect commented on 2017-05-01 13:45

thank you for the hint, it is updated now.
also, the package has been completely rewritten. please test if it works for you as well.

xcMI2w commented on 2017-05-01 00:57

Please update to 1.6. And is 1.6 safe to use now?

fordprefect commented on 2017-01-09 21:33

@Tharbad: thank you for this hint, i was not aware of this.
still, i would be much more interested to see them implementing an appropriate installation method. anyone skilled in writing makefiles? they could certainly need that.

Tharbad commented on 2017-01-09 03:37

It's appears that the development is now on github:

matth commented on 2016-09-02 13:30


This is what I had so far for the new version, but I didn't have it working yet. I hope you can get it working.

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