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Offline Update for Linux Avast! scanner
« on: October 17, 2014, 07:22:32 PM »
Hello,

I have Avast! for Linux Core Security 1.1.5. Is there a way to download updates on one machine, copy them to my linux machine, and have avast on this machine install them without internet access?

Thanks!

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Re: Offline Update for Linux Avast! scanner
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2014, 08:59:52 PM »
Yes, local virus definitions mirrors are supported. See the documentation:
http://files.avast.com/files/documentation/techdoc-avast-linux-en.pdf

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Re: Offline Update for Linux Avast! scanner
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2014, 09:39:58 PM »
Hmm, the wget command has become a little bit complicated, with our switch to akamai...
This should work for now:

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wget -r -N -e robots=off -nH --cut-dirs=2 "http://download.ff.avast.com/lin/`uname -i`/vps/"

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Re: Offline Update for Linux Avast! scanner
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2014, 12:27:43 AM »
Awesome, thanks. I missed that file while searching, a lot of the existing documentation, forum, and web links refer to the older version.

Just to confirm, it looks like I have to set up an HTTP mirror for the avast packages downloaded by the wget command - there isn't a way to point an Avast binary at the files on disk?

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Re: Offline Update for Linux Avast! scanner
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2014, 05:32:07 PM »
You can also copy /var/lib/avast/defs from one instance/installation to another one
(when avast is not running). But except for debuging purposes I don't see any benefits
doing so...