Package Details: nessus 8.3.1-1

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Package Base: nessus
Description: Nessus vulnerability scanner
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Licenses: custom
Submitter: r4um
Maintainer: noraj
Last Packager: noraj
Votes: 59
Popularity: 1.719851
First Submitted: 2007-03-11 15:14
Last Updated: 2019-04-13 20:45

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dirkdiggler commented on 2019-04-23 10:28

Quick work around:

  1. Download "Nessus-8.3.1-fc20.x86_64.rpm" from here. MAKE SURE YOU DOWNLOAD THIS EXACT PACKAGE:

  2. Make a new folder and put the RPM file in the new folder

  3. Use python to spin up a quick web server to serve the file from the above folder:

If you have python2.7 installed use this

python -m SimpleHTTPServer

If you have python3 installed use this

python -m http.server
  1. In a web browser navigate to:

You should see a directory listing of the folder you created with a link for the RPM to download it.

  1. Back in the terminal run the yaourt -S nessus command to start the Nessus install, and edit as below the PKGBUILD:

So this line:


Change to this:

  1. Save and exit, continue as normal with the installation. Don't forget to the kill the python web server.

noraj commented on 2019-03-31 14:45

The new file hoster links dies too soon. The problem is that the rpm file can't be downloaded automatically from Teenable, so I must download it manually and then upload it on a file hoster. I'm looking for a free file hoster, with direct/hot link, a file upload around 100MB, no captcha and a file retention superior than 30 days.

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NovaCygni commented on 2016-05-20 17:07

Just and idea, you could actually keep the and simply add a check for if the RPM file already exists, as it seems the script itself is being entirely re-run itself, thus when its run the 2nd time you can have it check for the RPM, and only "Download source" if .RPM File isnt found... would likely be easiest most efficient way of sorting the duplicate download issue.

MattWoelk commented on 2016-05-20 16:26

Do you (or anyone else who can help) know why that is, or how I can solve it?
It would be nice to remove the unnecessary download.

NovaCygni commented on 2016-05-20 16:13

So you know it appears this package has gone from not downloading the Nessus RPM at all, to attempting to download it twice.
It downloads first when "Retrieving Sources" and then redownloads the Nessus RPM after entering the FakeRoot Environment.

MattWoelk commented on 2016-05-20 14:32

Thanks for the suggestion, redsolja. I have updated this package to 6.7.0 and put in echos like you suggested to indicate the Nessus download.

redsolja commented on 2016-05-19 13:14

I would suggest patching the script to inform the user that Nessus is being downloaded:

--- 2016-05-19 16:00:57.410663619 +0300
+++ 2016-05-19 16:12:29.927298868 +0300
@@ -18,9 +18,12 @@

#### Check for the latest availible version, and get the current changlog version
+echo -n "Getting the latest Nessus version and release... "
VERSION=$(wget $WGET_HSTS -qO - /dev/null "" | grep -o "New in Nessus [0-9.0-9.0-9]*" | grep -o "[0-9.0-9.0-9]*" | head -1 | sed s/[.]/-/g)
RELEASE=$(wget $WGET_HSTS -qO - /dev/null$VERSION | grep -o "Changelog - [0-9.0-9.0-9]*" | head -1 | awk '{print $NF}')
+echo -e "$RELEASE-fc2$FEDORA"

+echo -n "Downloading... "
for FEDORA in {0..9}
ID=$(wget $WGET_HSTS -qO - /dev/null "$RELEASE-fc2$FEDORA.x86_64.rpm&licence_accept=yes" | grep "og:description" | cut -d= -f3 | sed -e 's/^"*//' | cut -d* -f1)
@@ -33,3 +36,4 @@
+echo -e "done"

Anonymous comment on 2016-04-26 20:22

install Working !!! Tested all lab machines and all installs are working

Thanks MattWoelk

Without the package maintainers, arch wouldn't be as great as it is

MattWoelk commented on 2016-04-26 19:35

I have added the script now.
It works perfectly; the convenience cannot be paralleled.
Thanks to vendforce for the script.
(Apologies for the delay; it's been that kind of week.)
Please give it a test to make sure it works for you, and let me know if you have any problems.

Anonymous comment on 2016-04-26 18:47

Is there a reason you have'nt add the script ? .
I've installed arch on some lab machines and I went to install nessus on the machines and its still requires you to download the files.
While Im sure you are busy etc please just add the script , its such a pain in the arse having to download the file to install nessus ,
as I said before an aur package is pointless if you have to download the file manually the whole point of the aur is efficiency and automating the install of programs for the arch community
Or if your too busy and have other projects which is understandable and dont have the time to maintain this, please hand over the maintaining to someone thanks

MattWoelk commented on 2016-03-25 19:55

This sounds wonderful!
I'll look into including your changes in the next few days, when I'm in the right place to test it.
Thanks so much!

Anonymous comment on 2016-03-16 23:10

I'll create a bash script to download the file