[Openvas-discuss] OpenVAS and Cygwin
John.Chajecki at leicester.gov.uk
Mon Jun 2 11:05:48 CEST 2008
I don't know whether this is a general problem of two Cgwin
applications or OpenVAS build method. All I know is that when Cygwin is
loaded (and I don't need to lanuch any Cygwin applications either)
OpenVas won't launch. The reverse is also true. If I open OpenVAS first,
then Cygwin won't run. The error I get in Cygwin (and I have to type it
out because there seems to be no copy and paste in Cygwin - sigh!) is:
"7 [main] ? (3856) C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe: *** fatal error - system
memory version mismatch detected - 0x75BE0084/0x8A88009C.
This problem is probably due to using incompatible versions of the
Search for cygwin1.dll using the Windows Start->Find/Search facility
and delete all but the most recent version. The most recent version
reside in x:\cygwin\bin, where 'x' is the drive on which you have
installed the cygwin distribution. Rebooting is also suggested if you
are unable to find another cygwin DLL."
The Cygwin installation is vanilla so there should be no issues with
multiple versions of DLLs lying around.
If I shut down OpenVAS and start Cygwin, then it starts fine.
I have found that OpenVAS uses the Cygwin1.dll. Its in C:\Program
Files\OpenVAS-Client\bin but its version 0.132 as opposed to verson
0.156 installed in C:\cygwin\bin. Replacing the file in C:\Program
Files\OpenVAS-Client\bin with the one in C:\cygwin\bin seems to fix the
Is there any way of making OpenVAS use the already installed Cygwin?
Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Leicester City Council
>>> "Jan-Oliver Wagner" <jan-oliver.wagner at intevation.de> 31/05/2008
On Thursday 22 May 2008 02:26, Tim Brown wrote:
> On Wednesday 21 May 2008 13:54:19 John Chajecki wrote:
> > 1. The OpenVAS client seems to clash with with Cygwin and refuses
> > launch when Cygwin is active. We have installed OpenVAS client
> > Windows.
> Not sure about that, I would wait and see what other people say on
> subject. Jan is often a good bet since he builds the Windows
I've heard about this type of problem once, quite a long time ago.
IIRC, the Cygwin versions clashed somehow.
Is this a general problem of two cygwin applications on the same
or more a specfic problem of the OpenVAS build method?
> > 2. We downloaded the manua but we can't read it. It seems to be
> > with something called LyX. We have downloaded LyX and we now have
> > pretty LyX associated with users-manual.lyx but when we click on
> > nothing appeared to happen. About 5 minutes later however, a web
> > like window suddenly opened up on the desktop with the manual
> > I realise this may be a LyX issue, but why can't the manuals be
> > in a common file format like html or PDF rather than some obscure
> > that no one has heard of (yes - I have asked around!)?
In fact the PDF manual should open up if you click the respective menu
in the OpenVAS-Client GUI.
> The markup format we use for the manual is LaTeX. This is a pretty
> open format which is heavily within the science and technology
> Having said that, it's main use here is to allow the generation of
> PDFs from a single source. Maybe it would be worth updating the
> packages to generate one of those formats as part of the
> process. I think it's a fair point that end users shouldn't have to
> on having LyX (or another LaTeX editor) installed to use OpenVAS.
Well, currently LyX is only needed for modifying the manual. Just
a PDF viewer is sufficient.
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