Package Details: nessus 6.11.0-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/nessus.git (read-only)
Package Base: nessus
Description: Vulnerability scanner
Upstream URL: https://www.nessus.org
Licenses: custom
Submitter: r4um
Maintainer: MattEverson (uberben)
Last Packager: MattEverson
Votes: 55
Popularity: 1.305497
First Submitted: 2007-03-11 15:14
Last Updated: 2017-08-11 22:30

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Larivact commented on 2017-08-18 04:22

Some suggestions:
1) Change the Upstream URL to https://www.tenable.com/products/nessus-vulnerability-scanner as https://www.nessus.org appears to be down.
2) Change the description to: "A proprietary vulnerability scanner available free of charge for personal use."
3) Since the curl to fetch the token is silent, echo "fetching token" before invoking _gettoken, so that users aren't confused if the site takes to load.
4) post_install should mention /opt/nessus/sbin/nessuscli
5) post_remove should echo "You might want to remove the remaining files in /opt/nessus/."

RoestVrijStaal commented on 2017-08-12 17:18

Why is the Fedora RPM used? It lacks a i386 build, which is impractical when changing the PKGBUILD to the right architecture :/

Did anyone had a successful install by using the Red Hat ES7 / CentOS' RPM instead?

MattWoelk commented on 2017-02-01 16:40

@xsmile Found and fixed the problem. Thanks for the report!

xsmile commented on 2017-01-31 21:49

@MattWoelk: The lib directory in the package is empty and is missing the systemd service file. Thanks in advance for updating.

MattWoelk commented on 2016-07-22 20:25

@xsmile, your fixes are in. Thanks again! :)

xsmile commented on 2016-07-22 20:12

Thank you for the quick update.

Here is another PKGBUILD that adds a menu entry and has some minor corrections:
PKGBUILD: http://hastebin.com/raw/faxumukiro
nessus.desktop: http://hastebin.com/raw/pagapugabi

MattWoelk commented on 2016-07-22 19:40

Automatic downloading works again.

@xsmile, your suggestions were wonderful. I implemented them all. Thank you!

xsmile commented on 2016-07-22 16:57

@MattWoelk:

Here are some modified package components with following changes:
- automatic download of the Fedora package
- excluded nessus.install from the source file array
- nessus.install now contains most of the control commands from the Debian package
- LICENSE file updated

LICENSE: http://hastebin.com/raw/burepavoxu
nessus.install: http://hastebin.com/raw/zeleyilivo
PKGBUILD: http://hastebin.com/raw/yokoqixope

nessuscli works correctly now and there is no need to manually extract the tools archive.

MattWoelk commented on 2016-07-19 18:01

Downloading is manual for now, as the old way of getting the ID for the download is broken due to an upstream change.

MattWoelk commented on 2016-07-06 21:48

The script now checks to see if the file has already been downloaded, only downloading it if it's not already there. This should speed up your installations, folks!

Thanks for the suggestion, NovaCygni!

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