As of 12.1.6, the Symantec Endpoint Protection client installer for Linux auto-compiles the Auto-Protect kernel module when the operating system kernel is not compatible with the precompiled Auto-Protect kernel modules.
Near the end of the installation process, if the client installer detects no active Auto-Protect modules, it launches the auto-compiler, which runs to compile the compatible modules.
Previously, Auto-Protect only functioned when the Linux computer's operating system ran a supported kernel. Alternately, you could manually compile the Auto-Protect kernel module.feature.
Development tools must be present on the Linux client computer for auto-compile to function, such as:
Symantec Endpoint Protection kernel modules may not successfully compile on those Linux kernels whose source has been changed. Such Linux kernels are not supported through this feature.
Auto-compile automatically launches during installation if needed. You do not need to take any action to invoke auto-compile.
If auto-compile successfully completes, the terminal window displays the following:
Build Auto-Protect kernel modules from source code successfully
Custom drivers for symap and symev that are created by auto-compile include custom in the filename. The file sepfl-install.log also confirms that auto-compile has run and succeeded. By default, this file is saved to ~/.
If auto-compile fails, Auto-Protect installs but remains disabled. The terminal window displays a message similar to the following:
Build auto-Protect kernel modules from source code failed with error: Number
Number represents the number of the error code, which varies. Refer to your compiler's documentation for information on any error code you receive.
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