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Old 12-23-2008, 11:14 AM   #1
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No xfprot updates since November!


Have been using xfprot virus scanner front end under Puppy 4.x since last summer. In late November I started noticing that the Update function wasn't finding any new signature files.

It's now been more than a month since the signature files last updated - on November 20th, so something is definitely wrong, yet xfprot keeps going to updates.f-prot.com and reporting that everything is "ok".

I can't find any explanation on the site for this behaviour.

Is anyone else having a similar experience?
 
Old 12-23-2008, 11:43 AM   #2
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What happens if you run the update script in a terminal?
 
Old 12-24-2008, 01:09 AM   #3
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What happens if you run the update script in a terminal?
I believe it only runs in a terminal. At least it appears in a terminal window with "SU" at the top.

I tried to save the text in the window just now, but couldn't figure out how. Neither right clicking or highlighting gave me anything to paste.
 
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In a terminal type
/usr/local/f-prot/tools/check-updates.pl

The location of check-updates.pl can be different on your system
 
Old 12-24-2008, 08:02 PM   #5
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In a terminal type
/usr/local/f-prot/tools/check-updates.pl

The location of check-updates.pl can be different on your system
I got "no such file or directory",

and when I looked for "check-updates.pl" with Pfind 4.4, it couldn't find it either.

OTOH, whenever I run the update function in xfprot, it appears to go online for a few seconds, then pops up a green window that says "Antivirus definitions have been updated". But then when I run a scan, it shows the last update as Nov. 20, and the updater is never on line long enough to get a new definition set.

My guess is that Fprot for linux has been upgraded to Version 6, and my xfprot install just goes to the old version 3 depository, where there haven't been any new definition files since November.

Unfortunately, I don't know how to upgrade xfprot.and there doesn't seem to be a new pup for it.
 
  


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