Installing Symantec Message Filter on Linux and Solaris with the GUI installer

Article:HOWTO59380  |  Created: 2011-10-04  |  Updated: 2011-10-04  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO59380
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Installing Symantec Message Filter on Linux and Solaris with the GUI installer

An installation script has been prepared for Linux and Solaris installations. This section describes how to use the GUI installer to install Symantec Message Filter software. To use the GUI installation, X Windows must be installed and configured correctly on your computer.

The installation script ensures access to the correct libraries for Linux and Solaris installations and provides the appropriate Java Runtime Environment for the installer.

The installer also does the following tasks:

  • Sets the permissions for the installation directory to give access to the user mailwall

  • Creates the Runner configuration file, runner.cfg

  • Adds a line for the AntiVirus Cleaner to the crontab of user mailwall

The installer also installs the Scanner script, which lets you start, stop, or restart the Scanner. This script is located in the following location:

/etc/init.d.

Before you begin with installation, ensure that you have completed all of the preinstallation steps and that your computer meets the system requirements. Also ensure that you install all the latest patches for your operating system.

See Before you install

See System requirements

To install the Scanner, perform the following steps:

  1. Locate the installer .tgz file, and then uncompress and untar the file.

    See “To prepare for installation”

  2. Initiate the GUI installer.

    See “To install the Scanner with the GUI installer”

To perform the Control Center installation, see To install the Control Center on Linux and Solaris with the GUI installer.

After you complete the installation, perform the post-installation tasks.

To prepare for installation

  1. Do one of the following to navigate to the installation script:

    From a product CD

    Do all of the following steps:

    • Insert the CD that contains the Symantec Message Filter software into the CD-ROM drive.

      The CD mounts automatically to /cdrom/smf_630 on Solaris systems.

    • If you use Linux, mount the CD-ROM.

      $ mount /dev/cdrom
      cp /mnt/cdrom/SMF*.tgz

      The mount command can fail if you have modified /etc/fstab.

    • Change to the appropriate directory for your CD-ROM.

      $ cd operating_system
    • Copy the appropriate .tgz file for your operating system to your computer.

    From a downloaded file

    Locate the .tgz file that you have downloaded on your computer.

  2. Change to the directory on your computer where you copied the tgz file.

  3. Type the following command to uncompress and untar the distribution file:

    Solaris

    Solaris $ gunzip -c SMF_630_sparc_solaris.tgz  
    | tar xf -

    Linux

    Linux $ tar -zxvf SMF_630_x86_linux.tgz
  4. Locate the following file:

    /root/<location where you saved the .tgz file>/SMF_630/install

To install the Scanner with the GUI installer

  1. As root user, type the following command to run the installer:

    ./install -i awt
  2. Do one of the following tasks:

    If the installation begins automatically

    Proceed to the next step.

    If you are prompted to select an installation

    Type 1 to install the Scanner and press Enter.

    If you have the binary for the Control Center in the same directory as Scanner binary, you are prompted to select an installation.

  3. On the Introduction pane, click Next.

  4. Read the license agreement, click I accept the terms of the License Agreement, and then click Next.

  5. Specify a log directory, and then click Next.

    You can change the default log location to syslog or stderr.

  6. In the Brightmail Control Center Computer pane, select one of the following options to specify where you install the Control Center:

    This computer

    Select this option if you intend to install the Scanner and the Control Center on the same computer.

    Computer at IP address

    Select this option to specify another computer on which you intend to install the Control Center, and then type the IP address of the computer.

  7. On the Temporary Folder for LiveUpdate pane, select the folder and click Next.

    If you select any folder other than the default (/tmp) folder, the specified folder must have full permissions for avdefs group and other groups.

  8. In the Choose Installation Type pane, select one of the following:

    • Complete installation

    • Brightmail Server only

    • Brightmail Client only

  9. Click Next.

  10. On the Brightmail Scanner Registration pane, type the location of your license file or browse to the location and select your Symantec license file.

    Your license file is an .slf file that you receive from Symantec's Enterprise Licensing System (ELS) when you purchased the product.

    If you upgrade from Symantec Brightmail AntiSpam version 6.0.5 or Symantec Brightmail Message Filter version 6.1.x/6.2.x, you do not need to re-register your licenses.

  11. If your site requires a proxy server for HTTPS access, check Use Proxy and then type your proxy server port and password.

  12. Click Register.

  13. When you receive the message that registration was successful, click Next.

  14. When installation is complete, click Done.

To install the Control Center on Linux and Solaris with the GUI installer

  1. As root user, type the following command to run the installer:

    ./install -i awt
  2. Do one of the following tasks:

    If the installation begins automatically

    Proceed to the next step.

    If you are prompted to select an installation

    Type 2 to install the Control Center and press Enter.

    If you have the binary for the Control Center in the same directory as Scanner binary, you are prompted to select an installation.

  3. On the Introduction pane, click Next.

  4. Read the license agreement, click I accept the terms of the License Agreement, and then click Next.

  5. Click Next to choose the default folder for the Control Center or click Choose to select a different folder for Control Center.

    If you upgrade from Symantec Brightmail AntiSpam version 6.0.5 or Symantec Brightmail Message Filter version 6.x, this pane does not appear. The Control Center files are automatically installed in the same location as your 6.0.5, 6.1.x, or 6.2.x Control Center files.

  6. On the Web Application Server pane, perform one of the following tasks:

    To install Tomcat

    Complete the following steps:

    • Click Install included copy of Tomcat.

    • Click Next.

    • If you want to use a port address other than a default, type it in the Tomcat port number box.

    • Click Next.

    To use your own Web application server

    Complete the following steps:

    • Click Use my own Web Application server.

    • Click Next.

    • In the Application port number box, type the port address of the Web application server that you intend to use.

    • Click Next.

  7. On the Pre-Installation Summary pane, review the information and perform one of the following tasks:

    Click Previous.

    Select this option to return to a previous setup page to make changes.

    Click Install.

    Select this option to proceed with installation.

  8. When installation is complete, click Done.

See Symantec Message Filter installation on Linux and Solaris.


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