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Configuring SAV/SEP for Linux Java LiveUpdate using the built-in Graphical User Interface (GUI)


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How can I view and edit the SAV/SEP for Linux liveupdate.conf file for Java LiveUpdate (JLU) using a Graphical User Interface (GUI)?


The liveupdate.conf file is encrypted and cannot be viewed in a text editor.  Changing settings (such as adding a proxy server configuration or LiveUpdate Administrator 2.x Distribution Center address) cannot easily be done using vi, gedit or similar.  A special tool is necessary to view and configure these settings. 


Java LiveUpdate includes a Java LiveUpdate Configuration tool which can be accessed on systems capable of displaying Java-based GUIs.

UNIX/LINUX instructions:
These instructions are applicable to many products. The file paths included in these instructions are specific to Symantec AntiVirus for Linux (SAV For Linux, or SAVFL). Adjust the path(s) as necessary for your environment.

Execute the following command:

sudo java -cp /opt/Symantec/LiveUpdate/jlu.jar

Note: If the commands are not run with superuser or root privileges (sudo), the JLU configuration editor will not load liveupdate.conf

Also, there may be multiple Java versions installed. You may have to specify the full path to a compatible version of Java. Check the value of JAVA_HOME that is defined in /etc/Symantec.conf and use that path for the Java command, e.g.

If JAVA_HOME = /usr/java/jre1.6.0_23/bin
    then enter the following command:
/usr/java/jre1.6.0_23/bin/java -cp /opt/Symantec/LiveUpdate/jlu.jar