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Old 11-09-2003, 10:05 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Alaska
Distribution: Mandrake, Redhat
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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 "". Lately since F-Prot changed its updater to a perl script "", 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
and the updater installs in
I have installed the link to the virus scanner,, in
the virus scanner works fine. By default, F-prot likes to put its link in
but no other programs use that directory for bins, so I don't use it.
For the updater, I also have a link to in
The problem is when I use the updater (as root), from command line in the format;
[root@### /]
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/ line 542.

Anyone have any ideas how to fix this?
Thanks, AkBrian
Old 11-10-2003, 06:17 AM   #2
Registered: Oct 2003
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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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