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Old 02-10-2009, 02:49 PM   #1
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AVG


I have AVG installed,but when I go to update the program I am told that I don't have permission to do this.
There is only me logged in for Linux, so how do I update AVG.
A little help anyone.
Ken
 
Old 02-10-2009, 03:04 PM   #2
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What distro are you using, how was AVG installed?
 
Old 02-10-2009, 08:14 PM   #3
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you prolly need to be root.

Code:
sudo
 
Old 02-10-2009, 09:25 PM   #4
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avg free?

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I have AVG installed,but when I go to update the program I am told that I don't have permission to do this.
There is only me logged in for Linux, so how do I update AVG.
A little help anyone.
Ken
your avg version free or not?
 
Old 02-11-2009, 06:30 AM   #5
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My AVG is the free one,and thank you all.
Hey Schneidz I understand sudo is a command line entry,but what do I put after the command sudo ?.
Till I get it sorted
Ken
 
Old 02-11-2009, 10:49 AM   #6
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um, i dont have avg so i dont know what command you are trying to execute.

it would be helpful to us if you can copy/ paste the error message you get.

you can always do man sudo to get more information.

assuming the program you are trying to run is called install-avg the command is:
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sudo install-avg

-or-

su -c 'install-avg'
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i dont even know what distro you are using or if avg is in an apt-get/ yum repository or if it comes pre-packaged in an rpm/ deb.
assuming a tarball (*.tar.gz/ *.tgz/ *.tar.bz2):
to extract it:
Code:
tar -xvjf <filename> 

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tar -xvzf <filename>
substitute <filename> with the actual filename you want to extract. cd to that directory then
Code:
./configure && make && sudo make install

Last edited by schneidz; 02-11-2009 at 10:58 AM.
 
Old 02-11-2009, 02:29 PM   #7
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Hi Schneidz, Many thanks for your info,butI am afraid it is way above my head.
I guess I'll stick with XP Pro for the time being, getting off the blocks with Ubuntu is proving just to difficult.
Cheers
Ken
 
Old 02-11-2009, 02:44 PM   #8
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Maybe someone should have mentioned in this thread that there's practically
NO viruses for Linux out there, and an anti-virus product isn't really an
essential unless you're concerned about passing virus-infested mail on to
people you know....

Also, if AVG doesn't work for you, have a look at f-prot (it has a Linux version
that's free for non-commercial use), and ClamAV, which is openSource.

AVG not working certainly isn't a good enough reason not to use Linux. ;}


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 02-12-2009, 06:11 AM   #9
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Thank you Tink,Your info is noted
Cheers
Ken
 
Old 02-12-2009, 10:32 AM   #10
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Hi Ken

I run AVG on my Linux server (Ubuntu 8.04) just because I use it to store a lot of Windows related files and it gives me another opinion as to the presence of any viruses. I created a launcher (like a Windows desktop shortcut) with the command line "gksu avggui" (no quotes). This launcher will ask me for my password (I am the first user account created and thus have "root" powers when needed). It then runs AVG with root powers and can download updates and scan anything on the machine.

Here is a trick (kluge) to figure out what the command line equivalent is to something on the menu...

- Right click on the menu entry for the program and "add launcher to desktop"
- Right click on the launcher on the desktop and examine its "properties"
- The command is on the right most tab titled "Launcher"

Not quite as simple as right clicking on the menu item and examining the properties directly as you can in XP but not too bad.

Ken
 
  


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