Running Symantec AntiVirus for Linux in an OES environment

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  • 01-Mar-2012
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 (OES 11) Linux
Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2) Linux Support Pack 3
Symantec AntiVirus for Linux 1.0


OES support requires "Symantec AntiVirus for Linux 1.0 Maintenance Release 13".

Use of a Maintenance Release prior to 13 can cause the OES server to become unstable.

NCP Volume access problems.


 The following commands can be used to determine the installed version/release  of "Symantec AntiVirus for Linux 1.0":
  /opt/Symantec/symantec_antivirus/sav info -p
  rpm -q sav
      Results: sav-1.0.13-16
If the above command indicates a Maintenance Release prior to 13, an upgrade of Symantec Antivirus for Linux is required.   Example of results:  The third octet refers to the "maintenance release".

The upgrade can be obtained by contacting Symantec Technical Support.

Additional Information

System requirements for Symantec AntiVirus for Linux 1.0

Release Notes for Symantec AntiVirus for Linux 1.0x

Novell Partner Products for OES

RPM's from Maintenance Release 13

RPM format
<package name>-<major version>.<minor version>.<crt release>-<build