How to install the trial version of McAfee for Linux?

Asked by Rodolfo Lucas on 2012-05-20

Hi. I was looking for a commercial antivirus software and I've found the McAfee for Linux. The problem is: I download the trial version and unpack. It's a .tar.gz file. How to proceed the installation? I go to the "readme" file and I try to follow the standard installation, but I can't proceed the installation, because appears an error in the terminal.

I typed: rpm -ivh MFErt.i686.rpm

erro: Dependências não satisfeitas:
 MFErt é requerido por MFEcma-4.6.0-1694.i686
 /bin/sh é requerido por MFEcma-4.6.0-1694.i686

How to solve?

The link to the trial version is: http://www.mcafee.com/us/products/virusscan-enterprise-for-linux.aspx

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Wyatt Smith
Solved:
2012-05-21
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2012-05-21
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2012-05-21

There are plenty of antivirus apps in the repos. ClamAV is very respected. The only real reason you'll need antivirus is if you are running an email server or a fileserver with windows clients. Are you going to be doing this? Linux doesnt get affected by windows viruses so you have no need for it if you are simply web browsing and checking emails

Best Wyatt Smith (wyatt-smith) said : #2

I checked the link you provided and clicked the info link to read the release notes
http://downloadcenter.mcafee.com/products/evaluation/VSEforLinux/version%201.7/eval_repost/readme.txt

I noticed two thing quickly

First it only supports the following ubuntu releases:
Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10, and 11.04 (Desktop/Server edition)

Second it looks like you are not following the installation instructions listed for the supported ubuntu releases. Ubuntu does not use rpm packages. It uses .deb packages and are installed with the dpkg command. Please re-review the installation instructions listed for ubuntu.

Hope this helps

Rodolfo Lucas (rodolfls) said : #3

Thank you Wyatt. It's just following the procedure of "To install VirusScan Enterprise for Linux on Ubuntu:" Now it worked.

Rodolfo Lucas (rodolfls) said : #4

Thanks Wyatt Smith, that solved my question.