Update, upgrade

Quick jump to upgrade

Update of modules

Product modules, including detection modules, are updated automatically.

To launch the detection module update manually, execute the update command via a Terminal window, or update using ESET PROTECT.

If an ESET Endpoint Antivirus for Linux update was not stable, roll back the module updates to a previous state. Execute the appropriate command from a Terminal window, or roll back using ESET PROTECT.

To update all product modules from a Terminal window, execute the following command:

/opt/eset/eea/bin/upd -u

Update and rollback via Terminal

Options - short form

Options - long form

Description

-u

--update

Update modules

-c

--cancel

Cancel downloading modules

-e

--resume

Unblock updates

-l

--list-modules

Show version of used modules

-r

--rollback=VALUE

Rolls back to the oldest snapshot of the scanner module and blocks all updates for VALUE hours


important

The upd utility cannot be used to make changes in product configuration.

Example

To stop updates for 48 hours and roll back to the oldest snapshot of the scanner module, execute the following command as a privileged user:

sudo /opt/eset/eea/bin/upd --update --rollback=48

To resume automatic updates of the scanner module, execute the following command as a privileged user:

sudo /opt/eset/eea/bin/upd --update --cancel

To update from a mirror server available at IP address "192.168.1.2" and port "2221", execute the following command as a privileged user:

sudo /opt/eset/eea/bin/upd --update --server=192.168.1.2:2221

Upgrade ESET Endpoint Antivirus for Linux (EEAU) to a later version

New versions of EEAU are issued to implement improvements or fix issues that cannot be resolved by automatic updates to program modules.

Which product version is currently installed?

To determine the product version of EEAU, you have two options:

1.Execute /opt/eset/eea/lib/egui -v in a Terminal winow.

2.Check in ESET PROTECT (former ESET PROTECT)in the Computers section.

How to upgrade?

To upgrade to a more recent version, run an OS-related installation package as described in the Installation section.

If managing ESET Endpoint Antivirus for Linux through ESET PROTECT , you can initiate upgrade via Software install task, or via Dashboard > ESET Applications > right-click ESET Endpoint Antivirus for Linux > Update installed ESET products.


important

Direct upgrade from

ESET Endpoint Antivirus for Linux is a completely new product and its configuration is not compatible with the configuration of ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 Business Edition for Linux Desktop.

To upgrade from ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 Business Edition for Linux Desktop to ESET Endpoint Antivirus for Linux, follow the instructions below.

Remotely managed environment (ESET PROTECT)

If you manage ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 Business Edition for Linux Desktop remotely, ESET PROTECT will not notify about available upgrade.

1.Execute Software uninstall task on existing installations of ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 Business Edition for Linux Desktop.

2.Deploy ESET Endpoint Antivirus for Linux remotely on your computers using the Software Install task.

Personally managed environment

If you try to install ESET Endpoint Antivirus for Linux prior to removing ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 Business Edition for Linux Desktop, the installation fails with the following message:

"Error: Previous ESET Security product must be uninstalled first, package won't be installed."

1.Uninstall ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 Business Edition for Linux Desktop using the downloaded installer.

i.Right-click the downloaded installer file (eset_nod32av_64bit_<languge_code>.linux), click Properties > Permissions tab, check the Allow executing file as program option and close the window.

ii.Double-click the installer to launch ESET NOD32 Antivirus Setup.

iii.Click Next, select Uninstall ESET NOD32 Antivirus from your computer, click Next.

iv.From the Please select one of the options list-box, select None of the listed.

v.Type "Upgrade to ESET Endpoint Antivirus for Linux" to Other additional data, click Next, then Uninstall.

vi. Click Finish when complete, then click Yes to restart the computer.

2.Install ESET Endpoint Antivirus for Linux.