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Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools Compatibility with Debian 8

Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools supports Debian 8 under the following conditions:

  • On-Access Scanning is available only if you set Fanotify to enforcing mode and rebuild the kernel package.

To allow on-access file scan on the Debian 8 machine, you must configure it as follows:

  1. Install build-essential and kernel-package.
    $ sudo apt-get install build-essential kernel-package
  2. Make sure you have at least 9 GB of free HDD space.
    You can free up the disk space by cleaning downloaded packages from the local repository.
    $ sudo apt-get clean
  3. Fetch the package sources.
    $ apt-get source linux-image-3.16.0-4-amd64
    This command will download the newest version of the sources in a new directory under the current one.
    warning Warning:
    The versions used in this article are just examples. Make sure you use the correct versions for your system.
  4. Change the current directory to the newly created one.
    $ cd linux-3.16.7-ckt11
  5. Copy the configuration file of the running kernel.
    $ cp -f /boot/config-`uname -r` .config
  6. In the .config file, change the following line:
  7. Build the kernel package.
    $ fakeroot make-kpkg --initrd --revision=1.0 kernel_image
    The package should be found in the parent directory of the current one:
    $ ls -l ..
    total 118352
    drwxr-xr-x 25 admin admin 4096 Sep 3 01:30 linux-3.16.7-ckt11
    -rw-r--r-- 1 admin admin 3111276 Aug 5 02:21
    -rw-r--r-- 1 admin admin 140639 Aug 5 02:21 linux_3.16.7-ckt11-1+deb8u3.dsc
    -rw-r--r-- 1 admin admin 81714900 Jul 17 01:13 linux_3.16.7-ckt11.orig.tar.xz
    -rw-r--r-- 1 admin admin 34229740 Sep 3 01:32 linux-image-3.16.7-ckt11_1.0_amd64.deb
  8. Install the new kernel.
    $ cd ..
    $ sudo dpkg -i linux-image-3.16.7-ckt11_1.0_amd64.deb
  9. Update grub.
    $ sudo update-grub2
    You can now reboot into your new kernel. If grub has not automatically selected it, you can do that yourself from the boot menu.

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