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Black3agl3

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avast linux packages
« on: August 09, 2009, 01:42:44 PM »
What is the difference between the RPM, DEB, TAR GZ packages?
http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-for-linux-edition.html

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Re: avast linux packages
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2009, 11:21:33 AM »
What is the difference between the RPM, DEB, TAR GZ packages?
http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-for-linux-edition.html

Hallo,
RPM is former redhat package manager - cpio compressed pre-cooked package for Redhat/Mandrake/Mandriva/whatever derivatives
DEB is debian package - ar compressed pre-cooked package for Debian/Ubuntu/whatever derivatives
TAR GZ is a tarball - just targzipped directory structure with relevant files, and one install shell script

i'm a big opponent of all those "fancy-just-click-and-go-and-you-dont-have-to-think-how things-really-work" concepts, and thus, i'd recomment the TAR GZ.
but many people have different opinion :).

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Re: avast linux packages
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2009, 06:48:10 PM »
:) most are lazy....
a little qusetion.... will the TAR GZ work on ubuntu?

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Re: avast linux packages
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2009, 11:52:28 PM »
will the TAR GZ work on ubuntu?
If you do (install) it manually, will.
If you want to do it quickly, use the deb one.
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64 bit?
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2009, 03:49:14 AM »
Hi,
is there a chance for 64bit Debian / Ubuntu package?

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Re: 64 bit?
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2009, 12:49:51 PM »
Hi,
is there a chance for 64bit Debian / Ubuntu package?

Hallo,
avast is internally IA-32-tied, and thus, 32-bit. Sop, use the 32bit version, probably with 32-bit support package for your distro (sometimes it's not included by default) - 64-bit-labeled package wouldn't bring you any benefit at the moment here.

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