[Openvas-devel] Gentoo ebuilds for openvas

Jan-Oliver Wagner jan-oliver.wagner at intevation.de
Thu Nov 8 21:53:50 CET 2007

On Thursday 08 November 2007 19:10, Javier Fernandez-Sanguino wrote:
> Sharing tests means that the OVAL agent can more easily test multiple
> OVAL definitions (as he already "knows" the result of a given test).
> For example, if you have 100 definitions that apply only to Debian
> '4.0' you can have a single test (referenced by each definition) of
> '$DEBIAN_RELEASE == 4.0' instead of having 100 tests  of
> '$DEBIAN_RELEASE == 4.0'
> I would like to know what people (specially OpenVAS developers) think
> of this. I might be tempted to change the scripts so both per-year and
> per-month XML files are provided, if necessary.

hm, I've to settle my mind about this.
I still prefer a per-DSA OVAL solution for the sake of rapid availability.

Am I right that gentoo does create per-alert OVAL definitions?


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