[Openvas-discuss] How to Install OpenVAS Administrator on Fedora Core 13?

Jan Muhammad janmuhd at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 28 23:51:21 CEST 2011

Hi Group,
As per my earlier communication on OpeVAS installation; and a follow-up reply and suggestion from Matthew, this time I have tried to install from binary packages (yet to figure our where Yum has kept OpenVAS scanner, clients etc). I can say am partially successful, as I can access Scanner from my browser at https://localhost:9392
But still have some issues:-

After running
 # ./openvas-check-setup

I get the following output:
openvas-check-setup 2.0.2
  Test completeness and readiness of OpenVAS-4

  Please report us any non-detected problems and
  help us to improve this check routine:

  Send us the log-file (/tmp/openvas-check-setup.log) to help analyze the problem.

  Use the parameter --server to skip checks for client tools
  like GSD and OpenVAS-CLI.

Step 1: Checking OpenVAS Scanner ... 
        OK: OpenVAS Scanner is present in version 3.2.2.
        OK: OpenVAS Scanner CA Certificate is present as /var/lib/openvas/CA/cacert.pem.
        OK: NVT collection in /var/lib/openvas/plugins contains 14 NVTs.
Step 2: Checking OpenVAS Manager ... 
        OK: OpenVAS Manager is present in version 2.0.2.

Step 3: Checking OpenVAS Administrator ... 
        ERROR: No OpenVAS Administrator (openvasad) found.
        FIX: Please install OpenVAS Administrator.

 ERROR: Your OpenVAS-4 installation is not yet complete!


Now I searching through list archives to figure out on how to configure OpenVAS Administrator? Can any one share their experience on:

1. how to configure OpenVAS Administrator?

2. Where Yum by default (installs from Binaries) and puts the Scanner, Admin, Clients and other components on Fedora Core (x86_64) OS?

Best Regards


--- On Fri, 25/3/11, Matthew Mundell <matthew.mundell at greenbone.net> wrote:

From: Matthew Mundell <matthew.mundell at greenbone.net>
Subject: Re: [Openvas-discuss] How to Install OpenVAS Server, libraries and other components on Fedora Core 13?
To: "Jan Muhammad" <janmuhd at yahoo.com>
Cc: openvas-discuss at wald.intevation.org
Date: Friday, 25 March, 2011, 10:30

> I have been trying to install & configure BUNCH of OpenVAS packages,
> without any success or clue on how to go with configuring them and in
> what sequence. Have downloaded and unzipped all the 7 component packages.
> The individual package directories don't have executable Install or
> Configure files (sorry for my ignorance!); although have been using the
> straight-forward installation/configuration of Nessus!

It's much easier to install from binary packages than from source.  There
are Fedora packages listed at


with install instructions further down the page


> Have already posted a request for any Installation Manual for OpenVAS,
> but couldn't got any reply on that.

Michael Wiegand replied, but only to the list.  Did you see his email?


Basically, read the INSTALL and README files in each of the component
archives that you downloaded.

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