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Article ID: 63
by: Reese K.
Posted: 14 Sep, 2012
Last updated: 14 Sep, 2012
Views: 1455

drweb failed to download updates from

My VPS would constantly log to /var/log/messages the following:

Sep 11 09:00:03 myvps[30223]: failed to download () 

The resulting messages was from a cronjob that runs every 30 minutes in the form of /etc/cron.d/drweb-update.  A quick test shows the file is no longer available from that URL.

-bash-3.1# curl
<head><title>404 Not Found</title></head>
<body bgcolor="white">
<center><h1>404 Not Found</h1></center>

I got annoyed with this error junking up my log files so I removed the entry from /var/drweb/bases/update.drl but this didn't work as drweb checks the signature of the file to prevent malcious entries into the update file.  Therefore, I had to restore the file:

-bash-3.1# cd /var/drweb/bases/
-bash-3.1# mv update.drl update.drl.bad
-bash-3.1# wget

Next, I changed the logging behavior in drweb32.ini

-bash-3.1# vi /etc/drweb/drweb32.ini
# LogFileName = {FilePath}
# Log filename.
LogFileName = /var/drweb/log/updater.log

# LogLevel = {Quiet|Error|Alert|Info|Debug|Verbose}
# Log verbosity level.
LogLevel = Debug

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