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Old 12-17-2008, 10:44 AM   #1
DeekBeek
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f-prot installer woes. 8.04.1 Hardy Heron


I just re-installed 8.04.1 Hardy Heron, after trying Intrepid Ibex a little more than a week (too many DVD,CD bugs!!). The new f-prot free antivirus package fp-Linux-i686-ws.tar.gz installed fine and ran fine on Ibex, but it won't install on Hardy Heron. When I try I get:

Code:
deekbeek@linbox:/opt/f-prot$ sudo ./install-f-prot.pl
[sudo] password for deekbeek: 


	(c) FRISK Software International

	http://www.f-prot.com/

	You are about to install F-Prot Antivirus for Linux Workstations
 	on a Debian Linux 2.6.24 running on x86_64 into the '/opt/f-prot'
	directory


Where do you want a symbolic link to 'F-Prot Antivirus command line scanner (fpscan)' to be created?
(Just press Enter to accept the default) [/usr/local/bin]: 

Where do you want a symbolic link to 'section 8 manuals' to be created?
(Just press Enter to accept the default) [/usr/local/man/man8]: 

Where do you want a symbolic link to 'section 1 manuals' to be created?
(Just press Enter to accept the default) [/usr/local/man/man1]: 

Where do you want a symbolic link to 'section 5 manuals' to be created?
(Just press Enter to accept the default) [/usr/local/man/man5]: 

Changing file access permissions on the installed files and directories ...ok
Checking if you have an existing license key...yes

Found an existing license key in /opt/f-prot/license.key, updating antivir.def ...


	Update check failed. The error message above should explain why, exiting
deekbeek@linbox:/opt/f-prot$
I've tried all the file permission changes that worked with Ibex. I'm thinking maybe it's some perl library missing, but the error message doesn't point to anything. Thanks, anybody..
 
Old 12-17-2008, 12:49 PM   #2
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Did you check dependencies before installation? It's possible that while Intrepid (being more recent) fulfills them all, Hardy may not (I'm thinking more along the lines of lib versions than missing stuff). If their installation script doesn't actively check (or display) anything, you won't see this immediately. It should be in a README or something, though.

And what fails actually seems to be the "Update check" - maybe their server is down or not reachable (network restrictions?). Did you check if the software itself actually works?

M.

Last edited by MoonMind; 12-17-2008 at 12:50 PM.
 
Old 12-17-2008, 06:50 PM   #3
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Sorry about that...

Now it does look like a network problem. I ran the installer again, today, no changes. The update download was really slow, but it worked and the installer completed it's job. This is a nice scanner (it finds infected files in my Windows XP partition!!).
Thank you
Ohh, another dumb thing I forgot. I already did this with 'Ibex, too!
If you open the f-prot.conf file and set the value FPUPDATE_LOGLEVEL="7", the terminal screen will give you feedback about what the updater is doing. At the default of 3, the updater logs the stuff elsewhere (giving you no screen feedback on a network or other problem). I find setting the value to 7 handiest.

Last edited by DeekBeek; 12-18-2008 at 06:22 PM. Reason: Adding information
 
  


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