Using mkinstpkg to create deployment packages for Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux, v 9

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In Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux/Unix v9 there is a new location for the deployment package tool - mkinstpkg. This package is no longer available in the CID (Central installation directory).

Known to apply to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s)
Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux/Unix 9

Operating systems

What To Do

To create a pre-configured deployment package, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to the directory /opt/sophos-av/update/.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • To create a tar format deployment package, called savinstpkg.tgz, type: ./mkinstpkg
    • To create an RPM format deployment package (Linux Only), called savinstpkg-0.0-1.i586.rpm, type:
      ./mkinstpkg -r
      Note: The filename may vary slightly depending on the RPM setup.
  3. Use your own tools to copy this package to the computers where you want to install Sophos Anti-Virus.

For more information on creating and using deployment packages, please see the Enterprise Console guide for managing Linux and Unix computers:

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

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