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Sophos Anti-Virus for UNIX can be updated from Sophos Update Manager (Enterprise Console) by using the installation script eminstall.sh. This script installs or updates Sophos Anti-Virus 4.x from files in a Central Installation Directory (CID).
For a full description of this process and the available options, see the file eminstall.txt in the CID or installation package.
NOTE: This article only applies to version 4.x. We recommend to upgrade to the latest version for built-in automatic updating.
Each Linux / UNIX machine must mount the Sophos Update Manager CID or have access via HTTP. Alternatively, a Linux or UNIX system can host the CID:
This guide contains an example of how to configure a basic eminstall.conf. More options are available for customers using nfs/http/ftp, or for customers who have installed to a non-default location. For more details see eminstall.txt.
EM install CID = /mnt/mainserver/cid EM cache dir = /sav_install_cache
Schedule the eminstall.sh script run as root. For example, this can be scheduled by cron. By default the script is located in: /usr/local/sav/eminstall.sh
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