[Openvas-discuss] Upgrading openvas point release from source
felix.wolfsteller at intevation.de
Fri Mar 19 10:40:52 CET 2010
On Wednesday 17 March 2010 11:08:27 Morgan Cox wrote:
> Just wondering what the best way of upgrading openvas (3) from source.
> I just mean a point release i.e 3.0.1 -> 3.0.2 .
> At the minute I just delete/backup the old /opt/openvas3 dir then compile
> openvas libs then the scanner from source from fresh.
> Is there a better way to upgrade ?
As long as the CHANGES dont hint you otherwise, these updates should go smooth
even without removing your data.
Its a good idea though to backup your data. Also, consider to run "make
uninstall" or "make distclean".
> I did just try to compile a newer version of the libraries and scanner over
> the original version in /opt/openvas3, after doing that it seemed to get
> stuck on the md5 check when running openvas-nvt-sync . Once I had removed
> the /opt/openvas3 dir and did make install again in the new libraries and
> scanner it was fine.
I am not aware of any change that could have caused that, but I might miss
something. Please keep informing us if such problems occur in the future.
> Sorry if none of this makes sense, its early and I have only have 1 cup of
> coffee so far..........
I hope that is solved by now.
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