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I get a warning from my antivirus software. Can I proceed with the use of the software safely?

Yes you can. Depending on your antivirus software, you may get an antivirus warning when installing LIFEx. For instance, Kapersky EndPoint Security 10 for windows detects an PDM:Trojan.Win32.Generic. See:

Each and every version of LIFEx is carefully checked for any viral contamination and you can install it without any risk. You can disconnect your antivirus software during the installation to avoid that problem.   


LIFEx can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer. Your security preferences only allow you to run applications from the Mac App Store and from identified developers ?

Three options to solve it:

Option 1

  • Right-click (or control-click) LIFEx icon and choose “Open”
  • Click the “Open” button at the next dialog warning to launch the app anyway

Option 2:

  • Launch System Preferences from the Apple menu
  • Choose “Security & Privacy” and then click the “General” tab, followed by clicking the lock icon in the corner to unlock the settings
  • Look for “Allow applications downloaded from:” and choose “Anywhere”
  • Accept the security warning and allow

Option 3:

  • if you get the message " is damaged and cannot be opened. You must eject the disc image", launch this command in a terminal window : sudo xattr -rd /Applications/ ! This should solve the problem. 


Installation of .deb on "Mint 19.3 Cinnamon" system and see the lib-gcc-s1 error:

The solution is to install the more recent gcc7.0. Here are the steps to follow. Copy paste in terminal this entirely commande :
sudo apt-get update && \
sudo apt-get install build-essential software-properties-common -y && \
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-toolchain-r/test -y && \
sudo apt-get update && \
sudo apt-get install gcc-snapshot -y && \
sudo apt-get update && \
sudo apt-get install gcc-7 g++-7 gcc-6 g++-6 gcc-multilib -y && \
sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/gcc gcc /usr/bin/gcc-7 70 --slave /usr/bin/g++ g++ /usr/bin/g++-7 && \
sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/gcc gcc /usr/bin/gcc-6 60 --slave /usr/bin/g++ g++ /usr/bin/g++-6 && \
sudo apt-get install gcc-5 g++-5 -y && \
sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/gcc gcc /usr/bin/gcc-5 50 --slave /usr/bin/g++ g++ /usr/bin/g++-5;

When completed, you must change to the gcc you want to work with by default. Type in your terminal:

sudo update-alternatives --config gcc

 Then instal LIFEx*.deb. the lib-gcc-s1 will be found.




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