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SAV for Linux - Support for Ubuntu 12.10 (kernel v3.5.0.21)?

Created: 27 Dec 2012 • Updated: 28 Dec 2012 | 8 comments
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Will Symantec support the latest version of Ubuntu which is 12.10 with a kernel version of

If yes, when?

Thanks in advance for your reply.

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Brɨan's picture

Current support for SAV for Linux:

You can always try to install it but for confirmation you may want to place a call to Symantec.

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Mithun Sanghavi's picture


You should check the tech document noted above for kernel versions supported by Symantec AntiVirus for Linux 1.0 Maintenance Release 14. "RHEL5U7" is listed, but I don't know if that translates to 5.7.

The link again:

If you keep scrolling down you will see which kernels were added in previous builds. Newer builds include the older ones.

Note that SAVFL clients are unmanaged, but there are some tricks you can do. Here is an article on the subject:

Management of Symantec AntiVirus (SAV) for Linux
Article: TECH102587   |  Created: 2007-01-05   |  Updated: 2012-02-01   | 
Article URL

...and here are a couple articles about installing SAVFL on Ubuntu:

How to install Symantec AntiVirus for Linux on Ubuntu
Article: TECH105812   |  Created: 2008-01-05   |  Updated: 2012-06-26   | 
Article URL 

Symantec AntiVirus for Linux: How to Compile Auto-Protect Kernel Modules under Ubuntu
Article: TECH95496   |  Created: 2009-01-12   |  Updated: 2012-05-24   | 
Article URL 

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Mithun Sanghavi
Associate Security Architect


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Be Creative. Be IT's picture

Thanks Mithun for your detailed explanation.

You wrote: Do be sure that you are using the correct Java version!

Could you clarify what you meant by the above statement? Thanks in advance.

Mick2009's picture

This article contains details on how to make sure the correct Java is in use:

How to Install SAV for Linux (SAVFL) and Update It Using LUA 2.x (

With thanks and best regards,


Be Creative. Be IT's picture

Hi Mick2009

The article that you referenced is applicable for those who use Red Hat .rpm packages.

I am using Ubuntu distro.

Mick2009's picture

Scroll down to 26 October.  &: )

It's the Java top at the part that I thought you would be interested in. 

With thanks and best regards,