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2.2 Installation procedure

Installing using the rpm/deb packages

To install using rpm execute this command:

rpm -Uhv /path/to/fp-PLATFORM-ms-VERSION.rpm

And to install using deb, execute this command:

dpkg -i /path/to/fp-PLATFORM-ms-VERSION.deb

Installing from a tarball

We recommend using /usr/local/f-prot as the installation directory for f-prot. After downloading the tarball issue the following commands:

# cd /usr/local

# gunzip -c /path/to/fp-PLATFORM-ms-VERSION.tar.gz | tar -xvf -

Installing using the installation script

F-PROT Antivirus comes with an installation script called install-f-prot.pl. It can be found in the directory created when extracting the tarball. This installation script can be used to automatically configure your mailserver setup for in-transit mail scanning.If you choose to use this script, you can skip the next step titled "Installing manually." To run the script, change to the f-prot/ directory and execute it:

cd /usr/local/f-prot/
./install-f-prot.pl

Follow the instructions printed to the screen.

Installing manually

Note: If upgrading from an older version of F-PROT Antivirus for UNIX, run the following command (as root) before installing, to remove the older version:

rm -rf /usr/local/f-prot

The suggested installation procedure is as follows. Please substitute the word "PLATFORM" in the instructions below with the appropriate platform and the work "VERSION" with this release's actual version number. Also note that your manual pages may be stored in a different path then /usr/share/man, and you might need to adjust it accordingly. If your system has rpm installed you can verify the location it prefers to put manual pages by executing the following.

rpm --eval "%{_mandir}"

Run these commands (as root):

ln -fs /usr/local/f-prot/f-prot.sh /usr/local/bin/f-prot
ln -fs /usr/local/f-prot/f-protd /usr/local/sbin/f-protd
ln -fs /usr/local/f-prot/man_pages/f-prot.1 /usr/share/man/man1/
ln -fs /usr/local/f-prot/man_pages/check-updates.pl.8 /usr/share/man/man8/
ln -fs /usr/local/f-prot/etc/f-prot.conf.default /etc/f-prot.conf
chmod +x /usr/local/f-prot/f-prot
chmod +x /usr/local/f-prot/tools/check-updates.pl
ln -fs /usr/local/f-prot/man_pages/scan-mail.pl.8 /usr/share/man/man8/
chmod +x /usr/local/f-prot/tools/scan-mail.pl

Please note! For instructions on how to manually configure F-PROT Antivirus as a mail scanner please see Chapter 5 in this help file, Common Functions.

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