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Offline Justin_22

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Trying to Install avast on Ubuntu
« on: February 21, 2009, 06:33:37 AM »
Hello

I am current running under Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex and am trying to Install Avast4linux .deb and Am getting this error when I try to install "Error: Wrong Architecture 'i386'" any way past this and what is causing it?

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Re: Trying to Install avast on Ubuntu
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2009, 07:03:08 AM »
Sounds like you're trying to install avast! on a 64-bit system:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=915422

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=811846

You can force the install using the command given here:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=229460

Good luck!
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Re: Trying to Install avast on Ubuntu
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2009, 07:06:59 AM »
Hello Freewheelinfrank

I have tried that before and then that command and it asks me for my password but it will not let me enter my password. how do I do that?
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Re: Trying to Install avast on Ubuntu
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2009, 07:30:51 AM »
Type in your password then click enter. You won't see any characters, even stars or dots in the Terminal, but it is being entered.
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Re: Trying to Install avast on Ubuntu
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2009, 07:32:10 AM »
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Re: Trying to Install avast on Ubuntu
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2009, 07:43:07 AM »
Grrr, alright I did everything you told me down the the letter and after I type in my password and press enter terminal throws up the error "Cannot access archive no such file or directory exists" and the file is sitting on my desktop
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Re: Trying to Install avast on Ubuntu
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2009, 08:05:52 AM »
You will need to navigate to your desktop in the Terminal. For an old fart like me who used CPM/DOS, this is not difficult, but it might be novel for you!

dir and cd should get you there!

http://oreilly.com/linux/command-directory/

http://www.ss64.com/bash/

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:~$ dir
:~$ cd Destktop

Assuming "Desktop" is in your starting directory.
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