[Openvas-discuss] OpenVAS and Cygwin
timb at nth-dimension.org.uk
Thu May 22 02:26:10 CEST 2008
On Wednesday 21 May 2008 13:54:19 John Chajecki wrote:
> 1. The OpenVAS client seems to clash with with Cygwin and refuses to launch
> when Cygwin is active. We have installed OpenVAS client 1.0.3 on Windows.
Not sure about that, I would wait and see what other people say on the
subject. Jan is often a good bet since he builds the Windows client.
> 2. We downloaded the manua but we can't read it. It seems to be written
> with something called LyX. We have downloaded LyX and we now have a pretty
> LyX associated with users-manual.lyx but when we click on it nothing
> appeared to happen. About 5 minutes later however, a web browser like
> window suddenly opened up on the desktop with the manual displayed. I
> realise this may be a LyX issue, but why can't the manuals be written in a
> common file format like html or PDF rather than some obscure format that no
> one has heard of (yes - I have asked around!)?
The markup format we use for the manual is LaTeX. This is a pretty common,
open format which is heavily within the science and technology community.
Having said that, it's main use here is to allow the generation of HTML and
PDFs from a single source. Maybe it would be worth updating the relevant
packages to generate one of those formats as part of the distribution
process. I think it's a fair point that end users shouldn't have to rely on
having LyX (or another LaTeX editor) installed to use OpenVAS. Thoughts
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