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  1. #21
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    Re: how to install Avast 4 for Ubuntu 8.04 (64-bit)

    I've been exploring command-line options for possibly setting up Avast in a script with my Email client as a means of scanning mail shortly after it's received.

    Two features needed for practical use are indeed available in the home version. Once installed, you can enter the following on the command line for more information:

    Code:
    avast --help
    Code:
    avast-update --help

  2. #22
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    Re: how to install Avast 4 for Ubuntu 8.04 (64-bit)

    thank you so much

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    Re: how to install Avast 4 for Ubuntu 8.04 (64-bit)

    Hi,
    I am on 9.04 64 bit.
    I followed these instructions and was successfully(?) able to install Avast!
    The question mark is because when I ran the ldd commands to check the libraries, I found two missing.

    libesmtp.so.5
    libavastengine-4.so.7

    I was able to use synaptic manager to install libesmtp.so.5 but have not been able to get libavastengine-4.so.7 even after a minimal amount of googling.

    I do see the menu entry (Applications > Accesoties > avast! Antivirus) along with a good icon and everything.
    I even ran it and the app did its stuff and gave me the reportof what it found (or rather did not ..).

    So my question is, how did it work without libavastengine-4.so.7? Am I under some illusion that it worked while it actually did not do anything?
    In either case, how can I install libavastengine-4.so.7.

    I was unable to locate the attachment refered to in post#1 else I guess this question would arise.

    update:
    Duh.....
    I just looked for the attachment again and found it (I guess I should have opened my eyes the first time round). However, the question still remains, how did it work with a package missing. What does this package do. It sounds like it is a critical package (with the word engine and all). Anybody??? or do we go to the avast forum?
    Last edited by naklinaam; July 16th, 2009 at 01:11 AM.

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    Re: how to install Avast 4 for Ubuntu 8.04 (64-bit)

    The package attached to the first post contains all of the missing libraries including a symlink for the avast engine. You don't need to manually install the esmtp libraries because they're included in the package. The package contents are listed below.
    Code:
    lib32:
    4096 2009-07-16 15:32 esmtp
    52 2009-07-16 15:32 libavastengine-4.so.7 -> /usr/lib/avast4workstation/lib/libavastengine-4.so.7
    823 2008-06-06 15:50 libesmtp.la
    17 2009-07-16 15:32 libesmtp.so.5 -> libesmtp.so.5.1.5
    63280 2008-06-06 15:50 libesmtp.so.5.1.5
    
    lib32/esmtp:
    855 2008-06-06 15:50 sasl-cram-md5.la
    9512 2008-06-06 15:50 sasl-cram-md5.so
    834 2008-06-06 15:50 sasl-login.la
    5388 2008-06-06 15:50 sasl-login.so
    834 2008-06-06 15:50 sasl-plain.la
    5384 2008-06-06 15:50 sasl-plain.so

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    Re: how to install Avast 4 for Ubuntu 8.04 (64-bit)

    Scanning now - but I'm getting errors: File was not tested due to configuration details.
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    Re: how to install Avast 4 for Ubuntu 8.04 (64-bit)

    Quote Originally Posted by master_kernel View Post
    Scanning now - but I'm getting errors: File was not tested due to configuration details.
    I've occasionally encountered some errors with the Quick Scan option. If for some reason the Quick Scan throws an error I would suggest sticking with the Standard or Thorough Scan options.

    You can also delete the configuration folder which should reset everything.
    Code:
    rm -R ~/.avast

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    Re: how to install Avast 4 for Ubuntu 8.04 (64-bit)

    When I try to install avast on my laptop I get

    root@LAPSUS:<my_directory_path># dpkg --force-architecture -i avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb
    dpkg-deb: --control avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb /var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci
    (Reading database ... 183906 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking avast4workstation (from avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb) ...
    dpkg-deb: --fsys-tarfile avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb
    cp: cannot stat `avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb': No such file or directory
    cd: 52: can't cd to debian/*/
    dpkg: error processing avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb (--install):
    corrupted filesystem tarfile - corrupted package archive
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb

    Has anybody got any idea what's goin on?
    I downloaded the package twice (thought it was corrupted) but same effect.
    Last edited by mcfunthomas; August 23rd, 2009 at 08:45 AM.

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    Re: how to install Avast 4 for Ubuntu 8.04 (64-bit)

    I'm not sure if this will help but you might try specifying the full path to the deb file.
    Code:
    sudo dpkg --force-architecture -i /home/YourUserName/Desktop/avast*.deb

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    Re: how to install Avast 4 for Ubuntu 8.04 (64-bit)

    This is what I got applying your suggestion:
    Code:
    mcfunthomas@LAPSUS:~$ sudo dpkg --force-architecture -i /home/mcfunthomas/Desktop/avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb
    [sudo] password for mcfunthomas: 
    dpkg-deb: --control /home/mcfunthomas/Desktop/avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb /var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci
    (Reading database ... 184284 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking avast4workstation (from .../avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb) ...
    dpkg-deb: --fsys-tarfile /home/mcfunthomas/Desktop/avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb
    parsechangelog/debian: warning:     debian/changelog(l5): badly formatted trailer line
    LINE:  -- root <root@localhost>  Wed, 26 Aug 2009 01:18:53 AM +0200
    parsechangelog/debian: warning:     debian/changelog(l5): found eof where expected more change data or trailer
    Use of uninitialized value $v in pattern match (m//) at /usr/share/perl5/Dpkg/Fields.pm line 229, <STDIN> line 5.
    Use of uninitialized value $v in pattern match (m//) at /usr/share/perl5/Dpkg/Fields.pm line 229, <STDIN> line 5.
    dch: fatal error at line 467:
    Cannot find usr/share/doc/avast4workstation/changelog!
    Are you in the correct directory?
    (You could use --create if you wish to create this file.)
    Setting up avast4workstation (1.3.0~11ubuntu1) ...
    
    Processing triggers for man-db ...
    mcfunthomas@LAPSUS:~$
    Different but still errors.

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    Re: how to install Avast 4 for Ubuntu 8.04 (64-bit)

    Quote Originally Posted by mcfunthomas View Post
    When I try to install avast on my laptop I get

    root@LAPSUS:<my_directory_path># dpkg --force-architecture -i avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb
    dpkg-deb: --control avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb /var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci
    (Reading database ... 183906 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking avast4workstation (from avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb) ...
    dpkg-deb: --fsys-tarfile avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb
    cp: cannot stat `avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb': No such file or directory
    cd: 52: can't cd to debian/*/
    dpkg: error processing avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb (--install):
    corrupted filesystem tarfile - corrupted package archive
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb

    Has anybody got any idea what's goin on?
    I downloaded the package twice (thought it was corrupted) but same effect.
    I'm getting the exact same error. I did a fresh install of ubuntu today on a usb flash drive for the soul purpose of doing virus scans of others' windows machines. I started with a command line only system and have only installed xfce4 and ia32-libs. Anyone have any unresolved dependency ideas? or perhaps there's some configuration I'm missing?
    Last edited by slightlystoopid; August 26th, 2009 at 09:53 AM.

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