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Old 05-03-2006, 05:16 AM   #1
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AVG for linux errors

I have installed AVG on fedora 5 using the RH rpm. When i open avg and try to update it says i dont have any permission to update it. I have root access but still doesnt let me. When i scan for viruses it says error can not open the file or scan the file, permission denied. I have a lot of files that come and go through my computer at times from other computers running xp on the network. any ideas. thanks
Old 05-03-2006, 06:29 AM   #2
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chmod a+x insertavgdirectoryhere --recursive
should fix any problems with running AVG and permission.

To make sure the file you are scanning can be cleaned given your current user permissions you can do what I do from time to time for safe measures, assuming the file is in your home directory:

chown yourusername yourhomefolderhere --recursive
chgrp yourusername yourhomefolderhere --recursive
chmod u+rwx yourhomefolderhere --recursive

See if that helps with the permissions issue.
Old 05-03-2006, 11:51 AM   #3
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Avg still doing the same thing. It says i dont have permission to execute avg update and firewalls are disable. I can also go in to settings and change the license so i know i have root access.
Old 05-03-2006, 12:17 PM   #4
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There is a folder in my home direcotry thats avg and i don't have permission to view it. How can i change does settings. I am root right now, unless i to do something else to be root.
Old 05-03-2006, 04:09 PM   #5
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you may want to check the owner and group also. I had the same prob with updating AVG and it having problems with the opening certain files. I change the owner to root and group to admin. chown -R root.adm /opt/grisoft

I know I read it somewhere just don't remember where
Old 05-04-2006, 02:12 AM   #6
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Ok i did something stupid that i dont know how to fix. I tried to change my account settings and i ended up disableling my account. when i try to log on on restart the message is this account has been disable by the admin. I can hit f10 to change the settings but i dont know what do here. Any ideas?


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