Sophos Anti-Virus for UNIX/Linux: supplementary CD settings

  • Article ID: 29307
  • Updated: 09 Dec 2008

Since the August 2007 issue of the Supplementary CD, the file access permissions, file owner, and group have changed. This can lead to issues for users who rely on the continuity of these settings.

This issue will be fixed in the October release of the Supplementary CD.

The following is a workaround for this issue.

What to do

  1. Log in as root.
  2. Put the Supplementary CD in your CD drive and mount it, e.g.:
    mount /cdrom
  3. Copy the relevant content of the CD to a temporary file on your HDD, e.g.:
    cp -r /cdrom/UNIX /tmp
    This will change the file owner to root, and the group to the primary group of your root user.
  4. Use the command 'chmod' to change the file access permissions:
    chmod -R 555 /tmp/UNIX/
  5. Use ls -l to make sure the changes took place. The output should look similar to this:
    # ls -l /tmp/UNIX
    -r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel <size of file> <date & time> <filename>

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

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