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berri

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problems installing avast for Ubuntu 8.04
« on: January 12, 2009, 02:28:37 AM »

I tried downloading the lastest avast 3.0-2_i386(2).deb and it says it is the wrong architecture. 

I need the right architecture and I also need specific instructions on how to install the program.

I am new to Ubuntu 8.04. 

I tried to right click on the package to open it, GDBI package installer and it said it was the wrong architecture i386.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.
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Re: problems installing avast for Ubuntu 8.04
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2009, 02:38:01 PM »
Hmmm... from where are you trying to download?
I've tested the last installer (deb) with Kubuntu 8.10 and it worked ok...
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Re: problems installing avast for Ubuntu 8.04
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2009, 05:12:28 PM »

I tried downloading the lastest avast 3.0-2_i386(2).deb and it says it is the wrong architecture. 

I need the right architecture and I also need specific instructions on how to install the program.

I am new to Ubuntu 8.04. 

I tried to right click on the package to open it, GDBI package installer and it said it was the wrong architecture i386.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.
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use dpkg --force architecture, when the architecture policy of your package manager doesn't allow to instal i386-compatible packages on your (i386-compatible, i bet;) application :)

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Re: problems installing avast for Ubuntu 8.04
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2009, 08:39:55 PM »
Don't you have AMD processor? ???
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berri

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Re: problems installing avast for Ubuntu 8.04
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2009, 01:16:50 AM »

Will it install after I go to the terminal and use dpkg force --architecture?

Anyone know how to install avast?

Thanks.

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Re: problems installing avast for Ubuntu 8.04
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2009, 11:23:31 PM »
Try downloading the file again.

http://files.avast.com/files/linux/avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb

sudo dpkg -i avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb

^ that should work.

Are you running ubuntu 8.04 64 bit?

Or the i386 version?



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Re: problems installing avast for Ubuntu 8.04
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2009, 06:36:16 PM »
Try downloading the file again.

http://files.avast.com/files/linux/avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb

sudo dpkg -i avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb

^ that should work.

Are you running ubuntu 8.04 64 bit?

Or the i386 version?




on both architectures, thanks to their backward compatibility, the same package works OK. Just, it's sometimes necessary to tell the dpkg manager that i386 is the right architecture (--force-architecture), or, install the IA-32 compatibility layer package (if missing).

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Re: problems installing avast for Ubuntu 8.04
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2011, 10:01:12 PM »
I have ubuntu 11.04 64 bit.


I tried "sudo dpkg -i avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb" and it gave me the following message

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error processing avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb (--install):
 package architecture (i386) does not match system (amd64)
Errors were encountered while processing:
 avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb


I ended up using "sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb" on suggestion from IRC as something to try.

I tried it, and while it worked to get it installed, it would not update.
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