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Bug 84553 - Detect and warn of Windows Antivirus in configure ...
Summary: Detect and warn of Windows Antivirus in configure ...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
4.3.0.2 rc
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Keywords: difficultyBeginner, easyHack, skillScript, topicCleanup
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Blocks: Installer
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Reported: 2014-10-01 11:44 UTC by Michael Meeks
Modified: 2018-09-22 20:15 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Michael Meeks 2014-10-01 11:44:39 UTC
Various developers have been bitten hard by lame windows AntiVirus products busting their builds. Unfortunately this is something easy enough to miss in the setup instructions (it seems) and wastes a huge amount of time. cf. the developer mailing list archives.

It'd be great to have configure.ac detect and -noisily- warn at the end of its run if you have AV installed and/or enabled.

Some (perhaps) useful code here:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1331887/detect-antivirus-on-windows-using-c-sharp

with pointers to that.

Thanks !
Comment 1 esnible 2015-03-04 21:10:22 UTC
The antivirus problem also exists on Mac OSX with Symantec Endpoint Protection.  (The Wiki only documents the problem for Windows users).

https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/BuildingOnWindows#Symantec_Endpoint_Security_breaking_the_build

I was unable to get the correct directories excluded so I have taken to turning off Endpoint Protection during the build.  It would be of value to have instructions for some kind of argument to make or variable I could export to skip the tests that trigger Symantec Endpoint Protection when building.
Comment 2 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-14 06:54:18 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2016-02-18 14:52:19 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)