How to install Symantec AntiVirus for Linux on Ubuntu

Article:TECH105812  |  Created: 2008-01-05  |  Updated: 2012-06-26  |  Article URL
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How do I install SAVFL (Symantec AntiVirus for Linux) on Ubuntu?

"Cannot open" errors when attempting to install the *.rpm files included in the SAVFL distribution (RPM files are commonly used to distribute software on Linux systems).



Ubuntu is based on Debian and uses DEB files, not RPM files.


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Install SAVFL using the *.deb files

    As root, from the command line, navigate to the "deb" directory in the unzipped SAVFL directory and execute the dpkg command; e.g:

    cd /home/admin/Desktop/sav-linux-1.0.8-17/deb/
    dpkg -i *.i386.deb
    ... or
    dpkg -i *.amd64.deb
    ... to install onto 64-bit Ubuntu.

    To remove the SAVFL packages:

    dpkg -r sav savui savap savjlu


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Installing SAVFL generates four log files:


    • savui-install.log
    • savjlu-install.log
    • sav-install.log
    • savap-install.log

These will be located in the \home\ directory.


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