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William Pfaff

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Installing Avast4 on Ubuntu 11.10
« on: April 03, 2012, 09:44:11 AM »
Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit

This is what I did to get the i386 pkg to work, make sure that you go to the registration page http://www.avast.com/registration-free-antivirus.php to get your key while your downloading the file.
I installed Aptitude for package management.

First you need some tool to edit/build .deb packages. GoTo the terminal and enter;
sudo aptitude install build-essential dpkg-dev fakeroot

Download avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb and open the directory where you saved it to, mine was in Downloads. Then back to the terminal;

cd ~/Downloads
mkdir avast4
dpkg-deb --extract avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb avast4
dpkg-deb --control avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb avast4/DEBIAN
nano avast4/DEBIAN/control

With nano open using your arrow keys go down to Architecture: and over to i386 delete and change to amd64.
Save <ctrl>+<o>
Exit <ctrl>+<x>

Then enter in terminal :
dpkg --build avast4

sudo sysctl -w kernel.shmmax=100000000

sudo dpkg -i avast4.deb or double click on the new .deb package.

Go to accessories and click on avast and enter the license key and then use.

You can also try this: https://support.avast.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=313&nav=0,1,58,67

So far it is working for me with no problems
« Last Edit: April 03, 2012, 11:00:18 AM by William Pfaff »