These instructions describe the steps required to successfully install the required prerequisite packages to support the installation of Symantec Endpoint Protection for Linux (SEPFL) on a Debian based distribution of Linux.
Before proceeding, please refer to the system requirements for Endpoint Protection here: Endpoint Protection 14.x - All Released Versions. In addition, please refer to the list of supported Linux kernels by distribution here: Endpoint Protection 14.x - Supported Linux Kernels.
This guide assumes the use of the default package manager for a Debian based Linux distribution. The installation and/or updating of packages requires elevated (superuser) permissions within the Linux operating system. As such, these instructions include the use of sudo where appropriate to elevate user permissions and complete specific tasks.
Take note of the running kernel and compare it against the supported kernel list (See link above - Endpoint Protection 14.x - Supported Linux Kernels).
Prior to installing any prerequisite packages, please run a general update to all installed packages. This is to prepare the Linux operating system for all new packages prior to being installed.
Endpoint Protection will require the use of some 32-bit packages in order to correctly run on a 64-bit operating system.
If the Linux operating system is 64-bit and using a supported GUI.
After installing the listed packages above, please see the following link for instructions on how to install SEPFL: Installing Endpoint Protection for Linux