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64-bit fix beta - try it
« on: January 31, 2007, 05:17:10 PM »
Do you have a 64-bit machine with 64-bit L*nux distribution (and have You experienced some issues with Avast!)?

Then You are unlucky, because Your distribution lacks the 100% 32-bit ABI compatibility, but ... but also lucky, because You might try these builds with workarounds:

http://public.avast.com/~cimbal/avast4workstation-1.0.8-1.i586.rpm
http://public.avast.com/~cimbal/avast4workstation-1.0.8.tar.gz
http://public.avast.com/~cimbal/avast4workstation_1.0.8-2_i386.deb

NOTE: Please tell me whether this helped in Your case (and also specify what distribution/machine do You use).

NOTE: If You have some non-fixed engine installed, remove it first ( use rm -f /usr/lib/libavastengine*). Then, test this package.

Regards,
PC

PS: I'm not sure whether to distribute these fixed versions as standalone packages (because NOT all 64-bit distros are broken this way, and the original package will work there directly), or as an add-on patch (install normal package, then apply the patch).

From my point of view the patch is more correct, but users usually want and appreciate the complete package...
« Last Edit: February 01, 2007, 08:10:32 AM by igor »
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Re: 64-bit fix beta - try it
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2009, 09:35:21 PM »
does this work any better than the 1.3.0.1-i586 package?
Fedora 10 64bit
It has taken the key, does auto update, crashed, and then deletes the stale lock on restart ???
endless loop...

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Re: 64-bit fix beta - try it
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2009, 09:39:04 AM »
does this work any better than the 1.3.0.1-i586 package?
Fedora 10 64bit
It has taken the key, does auto update, crashed, and then deletes the stale lock on restart ???
endless loop...
in general, 32-bit packages should be good enough for 64bit machines,. those fixes are really fixes only - making it functional on half-cooked early 64bit distros. there's no performance gain or something like this.

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pc
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Re: 64-bit fix beta - try it
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2009, 03:25:32 PM »
I've reinstalled the 32bit OS. The hang was in the GUI part of avast. The console/terminal worked just fine.

NOTE : please add the virus DB update command for the console/terminal to the man page.  ;D

yes, someone actually used it .... ::)

Thanks

 

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