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Old 07-04-2007, 12:12 PM   #1
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what is the purpose of havp?

I asked because whenever I install or want to upgrade, a error #1 message comes up afterwards about havp with a suggestion I try to change ownership, because havp is "locked".

I am using Ubuntu 7.1

This is a learning curve for me, being new to Linux.

Thank you for any input on this.

Old 07-04-2007, 01:51 PM   #2
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I have never used HAVP, but i searched on the web and HAVP stands for HTTP Anti Virus Proxy.

Seems that you don't have privileges under the program, and it is blocking all the packages from internet.

Maybe you can set permissions to your user with chown, or look into it's configuration file, something got to be there.
vi /etc/havp/havp.config
Maybe this page could help you a little more.

Or you can uninstall it if you don't need it.

Good luck!

Last edited by SlacUser; 07-04-2007 at 03:00 PM.
Old 07-06-2007, 11:47 AM   #3
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havp issues

I am unable to change ownership.

I am also unable to copy the config file for viewing to this message to assist you. I do not really understand what to do with that info (learning curve).

Any more suggestions I could try?

thank you
Old 07-06-2007, 03:33 PM   #4
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Are you working with root useR?? just checking.
If you are root you can modify anything you want.

What messages displays when you want to change the ownership??

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Can you examine your installed packages in Ubuntu? I'm using an rpm based distro, and being locked refers to an installed package being locked. This happens if I install a 3rd party version of a package for example. My software installer program allows me to unlock the program by right clicking on it's entry in the pane. If Ubuntu does something similar, you could try that. In this context, locked means that the entries in the database the install system uses are protected from being changed during an upgrade. I have packages for programs like xine and mplayer that are locked, and I want them to be locked. It they are upgraded using my regular repository, I won't be able to play my dvds.


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