Installing SAV Dynamic Interface (SAVDI) on servers running Sophos Anti-Virus for Unix/Linux Version 9

  • Article ID: 120742
  • Updated: 29 May 2014

When you install SAV Dynamic Interface (SAVDI) on a server running Sophos Anti-Virus for Unix/Linux Version 9 you need to perform some additional steps before and after the install.

Applies to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s)

SAV Dynamic Interface

What To Do

Create symbolic links for libsavi.so.3 and libssp.so.0

You need to create links so that SAVDI can locate these libraries during installation.

32-bit servers

The link for libsavi.so.3 is created by the Sophos Anti-Virus Version 9 installer, so you only need to create a link for libssp.so.0. Open a terminal with root privileges and run the below command:

ln -s /opt/sophos-av/lib/libssp.so.0 /usr/local/lib/libssp.so.0

Note: If you have installed Sophos Anti-Virus to a non-default location then change the source path to this location.

64-bit servers

Open a terminal with root privileges and run the below commands:

ln -s /opt/sophos-av/lib64/libsavi.so.3 /usr/local/lib/libsavi.so.3

ln -s /opt/sophos-av/lib64/libssp.so.0 /usr/local/lib/libssp.so.0

Note: If you have installed Sophos Anti-Virus to a non-default location then change the source path to this location.

Install SAV Dynamic Interface (SAVDI)

You are now ready to install SAVDI.

  1.  Install SAVDI as documented in the startup guide
  2. The below warning is reported because the virus data is detected in a non-default directory:

    Warning: Virus data found at /opt/sophos-av/lib/sav

Configure the virus data directory within savdid.conf

  1. Open the SAVDI configuration file:

    /usr/local/savdi/savdid.conf

  2. Locate the below entries:

    #virusdatadir: /var/sav/vdbs

    #idedir: /var/sav/vdbs


  3. Change these to:

    virusdatadir: /opt/sophos-av/lib/sav

    idedir: /opt/sophos-av/lib/sav


    Note: The '#' comment character needs to be removed from each entry

Start SAVDI

You can now start the SAVDI daemon, see the user manual for further information.

 
If you need more information or guidance, then please contact technical support.

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