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How do I install F-PROT Antivirus?

*Installation instructions for F-PROT Antivirus for UNIX (Mail Servers | File Servers | Workstations )

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 -

The '-' at the end is to tell the tar command that the rest of the input will come from stdin as opposed to getting a file name to work on.

Using the installation script:

(Workstation and File Server versions)

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.

(Mail Server Version)

F-PROT Antivirus comes with an installation script call 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.

(All versions)

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 than /usr/share/man, and you might need to adjust it accordingly. If your system has rpm installed, you can verify the location at which it prefers to put manual pages by executing the following.
rpm --eval "%{_mandir}"
Run these commands (as root):

(All versions)

ln -fs /usr/local/f-prot/f-prot.sh /usr/local/bin/f-prot
ln -fs /usr/local/f-prot/f-protd
ln -fs /usr/local/f-prot/man_pages/f-protd.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/man_pages/etc/f-prot.conf.default /etc/f-prot.conf
chmod +x /usr/local/f-prot/f-prot.conf
chmod +x /usr/local/f-prot/f-prot
chmod +x /usr/local/f-prot/tools/check-updates.pl
(Fileserver and Mailserver version)
ln -fs /usr/local/f-prot/man_pages/f-protd.8 /usr/share/man/man8
ln -fs /usr/local/f-prot/man_pages/f-prot.so.8 /usr/share/man/man8
chmod +x /usr/local/f-prot/f-protd
(Mailserver version)
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
(Mailserver version)

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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