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Installation error "ESET NOD32 for Linux needs the following packages to install: libc6-i386, /lib/ld-linux.so.2" with ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 for Linux Desktop

Issue

  • Installation error "ESET NOD32 for Linux needs the following packages to install: libc6-i386, /lib/ld-linux.so.2"

Solution

When installing ESET NOD32 Antivirus for Linux Desktop, you may receive the error "ESET NOD32 for Linux needs the following packages to install: libc6-i386, /lib/ld-linux.so.2" on unsupported versions of Ubuntu (13.04+) and 64-bit Trisquel with Gnome. To resolve this issue, follow the instructions in one of the methods below.

Supported Linux distributions

The Linux distributions supported by ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 for Linux Desktop are as follows: Red Hat, Mandriva, SUSE, Debian, Ubuntu (up to Ubuntu 12.10) and Fedora (32-bit). Installing on other Linux distributions may require the administrator to perform additional tasks due to the large variety of Linux distributions. These tasks may include the installation of missing packages or init script modification. 

Method 1: Use Synaptic Package Manager (recommended for Trisquel)

  1. Open a Terminal window and run the following command:

    software-properties-gtk
     
  2. In the Software & Updates window, click Updates
     
  3. Select the check box next to Recommended updates (trusty-updates), type in your administrator password when prompted and then click Close.

Figure 1-1

  1. Click Reload when you are asked to update the list of available software–you must have an internet connection to continue.

Figure 1-2

  1. Run the following command:

    sudo apt-get install libc6:i386
     
  2. Install the ESET product: How do I Download and Install ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 for Linux Desktop?

Method 2: Use Terminal

  1. Open a Terminal window and run the following commands:

    sudo apt-get update
     
  2. Run the following command:

    sudo apt-get upgrade

You can use your mouse to copy the commands in the video to paste into your Terminal.

  1. Restart your system.
     
  2. Run the following command:

    sudo apt-get install libc6:i386

You can use your mouse to copy the commands in the video to paste into your Terminal.

  1. Restart your system. 
     
  2. Install the ESET product: How do I Download and Install ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 for Linux Desktop?

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