app-antivirus/f-prot 4.6.8 released
*** Bug 210200 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Im just wondering if this has been droped or not. Bug seems to be quite old.
Is there somebody working on this ?
Created attachment 149000 [details]
This ebuild works for me. HTH.
F-Prot 6.0.2 now available; use Jochen Schalanda's ebuild or simply download, untar, and install. works well. Get it here:
Changes since current 4.6.7 ebuild:
- Scan engine upgraded from 4.4.2 to 4.4.4 with improved detection rates and fewer false positives.
- Now released for Solaris (sparc 32 bit, intel 32 and 64 bit) and Linux
64 bit in addition to the Linux 32 bit version.
- Scan engine upgraded from 4.4.1 to 4.4.2 which improves detection
- An updated version of Anomy is now incorporated to resolve certain
mail scanner issues.
- Example code for fpscand usage moved to make it clear that it is just
example code rahter than a supported part of the product.
Pretty much everything has changed from version 4.6.x
If you're running f-prot version 4.x.y then READ THE README.
All of it.
It's not long and it will save you a ton of trouble if you are upgrading
from a previous version or using 3rd party software with f-prot.
Version 4.6.7 only contains bugfixes. Please see the CHANGES document
in the package for more information.
Ticho was retired (#59986), reassigning remaining bugs to the herd.
Created attachment 163293 [details]
Update ebuild to support amd64
Created attachment 163294 [details]
When is 6.x going to hit portage? F-prot 4-train is officially discontinued. 4.6.7 is the latest rev I see available (on a system with ~x86 enabled). Their updater even throws this warning when you check the URL manually:
Support for this version of F-PROT has been discontinued. Please upgrade to use F-PROT version 6. More information: www.f-prot.com or email@example.com
the bundled updater in current gentoo stable version 4.6.7
/opt/f-prot/tools/check-updates.pl is failing since three days with the following message:
Server error on remote machine.
Fatal error. Exiting...
my last updated signatures are from 2008-11-20 with a nightly cronjob,
so i can't see the value of this package at the moment.
(In reply to comment #9)
> the bundled updater in current gentoo stable version 4.6.7
> /opt/f-prot/tools/check-updates.pl is failing since three days with the
> following message:
> Server error on remote machine.
> Fatal error. Exiting...
I checked FRISK's forum and found the following reply from Technical Support:
"This is indeed permanent this time. There will be no further releases for products using the 3.x engine (FPAV Win 3.x and FPAV Unix 4.x). Despite warnings for about 18 months, we have managed to keep the updates alive by decreasing the number of malware being added each time, i.e. keeping to the most urgent ones.
We have had millions of connections trying to blindly download sign.def, sign2.def and macro.def every day and even more frequently. This generates huge costs for the data transfer although they have for some time now been minimized as possible by blocking the IPs with the most frequent requests, up until now.
To 3.x and 4.x we say so long, and thanks for all the fish..."
So the current stable f-prot 4.6.7 will get no signature updates anymore and becomes useless. It should be removed asap, otherwise we will see more and more questions from people who installed it for the first time and are now wondering about the error message when they try to contact the update server.
With f-prot 6.x not even in unstable yet I guess I have to unmerge f-prot and look for another antivirus solution for my system.
Created attachment 177961 [details]
Ebuild for f-prot 6.0.2
Ebuild that follows Frisk's install tool including an crontab entry.
Nico's attachment (f-prot-6.0.2.ebuild) works for me.
Any chance of seeing this in the tree soon?
@antivirus crew: is it ok with you if I bump this one? I got ebuilds for 6.0.2 and 6.0.1 (the latter for ppc and x86-fbsd).
Created attachment 186421 [details, diff]
replacement ebuild with some fixes, provided to support ppc and x86-fbsd
Created attachment 186423 [details, diff]
replacement ebuild with fixes.
Most imporantly, on amd64, use x86_64 binaries from upstream, instead of multilib horror.
Just as a remark; those ebuilds aren't final, as I don't think it's a good thing to enable updating automagically, so there is likely to change a lot before I'll bump this package.
versions 6.0.1 (for ppc and x86-fbsd) and 6.0.2 (for x86 and amd64) added.
Thanks all who contributed to this bug!
Why f-prot was remove of portage tree , please ?
And there is a new relase of it, f-prot-6.0.3, on his website.
Thanks a lot.
(In reply to comment #18)
> Why f-prot was remove of portage tree , please ?
As it says in the package mask info, there was little interest from upstream in continuing Linux support.
> And there is a new relase of it, f-prot-6.0.3, on his website.
As it's been removed from Portage, it's unlikely this will get an ebuild; if you desperately feel there should be one, open a new bug.
Instead of a bug report, you might consider Avira
1. It installs reliably with a script available at the above website.
2. It optionally allows "on-access scanning", which means you'll get automatic scanning of mail, browser scripts and content, downloads, etc. (It'll compile a Dazuko LKM to do this).
3. Avira has hundreds of Linux rootkit, Trojan, etc. signatures - so the on-access feature can monitor for shenanigans directed at your box, as well as at windows. e.g. monitor downloads, compilations, and execs.
4. Avira consistently outscores f-prot on the anti-malware test sites.
(I switched and never looked back; I'm not associated with Avira)
(In reply to comment #20)
> Instead of a bug report, you might consider Avira
> 1. It installs reliably with a script available at the above website.
> 2. It optionally allows "on-access scanning", which means you'll get automatic
> scanning of mail, browser scripts and content, downloads, etc. (It'll compile a
> Dazuko LKM to do this).
> 3. Avira has hundreds of Linux rootkit, Trojan, etc. signatures - so the
> on-access feature can monitor for shenanigans directed at your box, as well as
> at windows. e.g. monitor downloads, compilations, and execs.
> 4. Avira consistently outscores f-prot on the anti-malware test sites.
> (I switched and never looked back; I'm not associated with Avira)
Ok thank you for your answer 7v5w7go9ub0o . I will see that.
I know Avira because I had install it on my XP in Vbox , but it refuse to update the virus database and I can't desinstall it , so I don't really know his real efficacity, but a friend use it on Xp and he is satisfied.
So I hope it will work on Linux better than in Vbox. :)