By default, Sophos Anti-Virus only downloads the required Talpa Binary Packs to enable on-access support on the current system. This can be a problem if the system is acting as an update source for Sophos Anti-Virus clients on other kernels/distributions.
For more details on configuring an update server for Sophos Anti-Virus clients, see the startup guide available here: http://www.sophos.com/en-us/support/documentation.aspx
Known to apply to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s)
Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux
What To Do
To force Sophos Anti-Virus to download all Talpa Binary Packs for a particular distribution, run the following command:
/opt/sophos-av/bin/savconfig set PrimaryUpdateVendors <vendor>
Available vendors include: redhat, suse, ubuntu, asianux, turbo
Alternatively to force Sophos Anti-Virus to download Talpa Binary Packs for all supported distributions and kernels, run the following command:
/opt/sophos-av/bin/savconfig set PrimaryUpdateAllDistros true
Next time an update is required, all Talpa Binary Packs will be downloaded.
- These steps will increase the bandwidth consumption of automated updates. They should only be performed if the system is acting as an update server.
- Talpa Binary Packs will not be downloaded until an update to Sophos Anti-Virus (such as an IDE file update) is required.