[Openvas-discuss] Installing on Ubuntu 12.04 - openvas.org instructions flawed?

Sebastien Aucouturier s.aucouturier at itrust.fr
Mon Jun 18 15:33:19 CEST 2012


Never got problem compiling openvas from sources and making it run on 
my gentoo.
Just take care with gnutls library, i encountered trouble with 2.12.x 
version (and none with 2.8.x and 2.10.x).

BR
Seb

Le 18/06/2012 14:35, Whit Blauvelt a écrit :
> On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 10:33:54AM +0100, Matthew Mundell wrote:
>
>> The Devs use Debian mostly, lenny and squeeze.  But the packages are
>> community maintained and the community is small, so they can lag.
>> atomicturtle does a good job keeping the redhat/centos packages up 
>> to date
>> so those may be the best option.  The newer Ubuntus seem to be 
>> giving
>> people trouble even if the package installs OK, so there may be some 
>> issue
>> with OpenVAS and newer libraries like gnutls.
>
> Thanks Matthew. Exactly what I need to know.
>
> Would I be best off to compile from source on, say, squeeze? Do the 
> default
> configuration options just work? Or is there enough black art there 
> to make
> it better to find the right set of packages? Until recently I always
> preferred source to packages, but some projects these days the 
> packages end
> up better maintained than the source tars, to the point where use of
> anything but the packages gets discouraged - packages are now 
> sometimes
> treated more as raw material for package maintainers than as the 
> finished
> products they used to be. Which way is it with OpenVAS?
>
> Thanks,
> Whit
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