Symantec Message Filter installation on Linux and Solaris

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Symantec Message Filter installation on Linux and Solaris

Table: Installer invocation methods describes the ways that you can invoke the installer to install Symantec Message Filter on Linux or Solaris.

Table: Installer invocation methods




Command line


The installer prompts are presented in the terminal window in which you started the installer.

See Installing on Linux and Solaris at the command line

Graphical user interface (GUI)

install -i awt

The installer prompts are presented through X Windows. To use this GUI installation, X Windows must be installed and configured correctly on your system.

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


install -i silent

The installation occurs with all of the default settings (there are no prompts). The Control Center is installed, including Tomcat and MySQL.

If you upgrade or reinstall the product, you can use the Silent Mode. The silent installation requires use of default locations for the software and logs.

See “To prepare for installation”

Invoke the installer with Silent Mode with the following command:

$ su root -c ./install -i silent

Password: your_root_password

This method is not described further in this documentation.

The prompts for the command line and GUI installation are essentially the same. During installation, you can return to the previous question (go back) or quit at any time.

The installer can reinstall your current software and preserve existing configuration and other data that is stored after initial installation. The installer reinstalls your existing software in the same location as the previous version. If current versions of MySQL and Tomcat exist, they are not reinstalled. All Control Center binaries are updated except for the MySQL and Tomcat files.


If you use Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the installer requires the presence of the compat-libstdc++ library. If this library is not on your computer, the installer prompt you to install the library before you install the Scanner. The compat-libstdc++ library is available on your Red Hat distribution CD for Red Hat Enterprise Linux or on the Red Hat Web site.

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