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Old 11-09-2003, 11:05 PM   #1
AkBrian
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problem using F-Prot anti-virus for workstations


I use the most recent free version of F-Prot anti-virus for scanning downloaded files in both Mandrake9.2(desktop) and Suse9.0(laptop). In the past I never had a problem using the updater "check-updates.sh". Lately since F-Prot changed its updater to a perl script "check-updates.pl", I can't get it work. I think I haven't correctly linked something, but I'm kind of ignorant in this area. I have installed from tarball, and by their RPM and I get the same problems. The software installs in
/usr/local/f-prot/
and the updater installs in
/usr/local/f-prot/tools/.
I have installed the link to the virus scanner, f-prot.sh, in
/usr/bin/
the virus scanner works fine. By default, F-prot likes to put its link in
/usr/local/bin/.
but no other programs use that directory for bins, so I don't use it.
For the updater, I also have a link to check-updates.pl in
/usr/bin
The problem is when I use the updater (as root), from command line in the format;
[root@### /] check-updates.pl
the updater starts, and downloads new files, but crashes with the dialoug
-------------------------
There's a new version of:
"Document/Office/Macro viruses" signatures on the web.
Starting to download...
Download completed.

There's a new version of:
"Application/Script viruses and Trojans" signatures on the web.
Starting to download...
Could not get file. at /usr/bin/check-updates.pl line 542.
-------------------------

Anyone have any ideas how to fix this?
Thanks, AkBrian
 
Old 11-10-2003, 07:17 AM   #2
hulkt
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same here so i now use it through a frontend (qtfpro-t), life is easier like that!
 
  


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