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Old 05-19-2017, 02:54 PM   #1
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ClamAV in Puppy Linux: Can't find program, yet all dependencies satisfied

I have a Puppy LiveCd that I want to use to virus-scan an old WinXP laptop. I've tried installing Comodo and ClamAV after converting their deb versions using deb2pet, but I can't find anything in /usr or /usr/lib. pfind only shows the deb package and the converted pet package.
The function of the puppy package manager that checks dependencies (whatever its name is) reports no errors, yet when I manually checked the dependencies for ClamAV, tar was not present. I found tar-1.26 in the puppy archives and installed it, but no change.

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Puppy Package Manager (PPM)

In a terminal does clamscan work?

Edit\add: Don't know if this is still relevant:

...there are likely better distros for fixing micro coughed-losedough$?


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Old 05-25-2017, 10:54 AM   #3
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Your sig says you are running Slacko.
Try the Slackpkg in this directory. Slacko runs and installs them nicely. Clamav runs from the command line

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Old 07-15-2017, 05:40 PM   #4
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Hi, seannachie.

Personally, I wouldn't give ClamAV the time of day. Too many 'false positives', for one thing...

I've been using Comodo's AV for Linux for some time now. It runs from a GUI, and also gives you the facility for email filtering.

I've made up an SFS package from the .deb package, with permissions adjusted to suit Puppy's 'running-as-root' model. If you install the .deb package, it will break functionality in certain things, such as CUPS, since Ubuntu's package assumes running as a normal user in a multi-user environment, and sets permissions accordingly.

I don't know if we're allowed to post links to file-hosting sites, but that's where all my hundreds of Puppy packages my MediaFire a/c.

(Note to moderators; I don't know if you're aware, but the majority of really useful Puppy packages tend to be hosted at Puppy Forum members' file-hosting accounts. Puppy being a 'do-ocracy, and 'Puppians' being positively encouraged to contribute where they can, many of us provide Puppy-specific packages for other Puppians.....and, of course, you need somewhere to host them.)

If it's allowable, here's the link:-

Hopefully, you'll find it useful.



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