Author Topic: Avast for Mac will not update from original install  (Read 3782 times)

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digitalgecko

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Avast for Mac will not update from original install
« on: December 14, 2013, 02:51:55 PM »
trying to install this on a Mac Mini. Works fine on my iMac at work.
Both are on the same Avast account.

This is what I get when I try to update:

Connecting to repository http://download.ff.avast.com/mac/vpsmac
Downloading vpsmac.lat...
Downloading vpsmac.lat... (retry 1)
Downloading vpsmac.lat... (retry 2)
Download failed [exit code 28]
Update aborted.
Cannot perform HTTP request. [1c]
tar: install/update.sh: Not found in archive
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors.
+ RAW='/Library/Application Support/Avast/files/Setup/filedir/vpsmac.raw'
+ '[' '!' -f '/Library/Application Support/Avast/files/Setup/filedir/vpsmac.raw' ']'
+ VERSION=13102301
+ '[' -z 13102301 ']'
+ FILES_DIR='/Library/Application Support/Avast/files'
+ '[' -d '/Library/Application Support/Avast/files/defs/13102301' ']'
+ echo 'Version already installed?'
Version already installed?
+ exit 1
Connecting to repository http://download.ff.avast.com/mac/AAFM
Downloading AAFM.lat...
Downloading AAFM.lat... (retry 1)
Downloading AAFM.lat... (retry 2)
Download failed [exit code 28]
Update aborted.
Cannot perform HTTP request. [1c]
install/update.sh
No program update available.

Any ideas????

Hellopeople

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Re: Avast for Mac will not update from original install
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2013, 01:56:35 AM »
Try uninstalling avast! and install it again. See if that works.

Cheers,
Hello

DavidAtk

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Re: Avast for Mac will not update from original install
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2014, 02:39:15 AM »
--Overview--
This is due to the connection timing out.  (curl is existing with code 28)

I set the timeout to 90 seconds and this fixed the problem

--Details--
The file you need to edit is:
/Library/Application Support/Avast/files/Setup/download.sh

To be able to edit this file you need to add read/write permissions to the folders, subfolders and file in this path for the user/group you need.

The line to edit is:
DOWNLOAD="curl -L -s --connect-timeout 5 -f"

Change to:
DOWNLOAD="curl -L -s --connect-timeout 90 -f"

Cheers,
  David

DavidAtk

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Re: Avast for Mac will not update from original install
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2014, 12:32:14 PM »
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