Package Details: openvas-scanner 21.4.2-1

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Package Base: openvas-scanner
Description: Vulnerability scanning Daemon
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Licenses: GPL
Submitter: mfulz
Maintainer: mfulz
Last Packager: mfulz
Votes: 0
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First Submitted: 2021-02-16 22:17 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2021-08-25 10:13 (UTC)

Latest Comments

VStoiakin commented on 2022-01-10 12:58 (UTC)

@mfulz What do you think about moving OpenVAS packages to BlackArch? I think it is the right place for it.

fortw commented on 2021-04-28 07:02 (UTC)

yep, pretty sure it was me who messed up regarding the permissiongs ;-)

mfulz commented on 2021-04-23 22:22 (UTC)

Thanks for the info I've added rsync as dependency. For the permission I think you messed something up during analysis as this is already set by gvm-libs-20

fortw commented on 2021-04-23 10:00 (UTC) (edited on 2021-04-23 10:14 (UTC) by fortw)

I added a set -x to the greenbone-nvt-sync script and could identify two issues:

  1. I think the combination of sudo -iu/su - with /dev/stderr in this script don't work well ( which is the cause for "Permission denied". This hides the real issue, namely

  2. there is an undeclared dependency on rsync. Installing it manually solves this issue

However, then I have to do

sudo chown -R gvm:gvm /var/lib/openvas

otherwise rsync will fail to create stuff in the /var/lib/openvas/plugins folder. not sure though, whether I did something wrong somewhere to end up with this problem.

fortw commented on 2021-04-22 22:56 (UTC) (edited on 2021-04-23 09:35 (UTC) by fortw)

Same problem as r0b0t (although, for reasons, I went with sudo -iu gvm before). I installed the packages as stated in the wiki. First ospd Afterwards openvas-scanner ospd-openvas gsa gvmd

(There was a conflict: gvm-libs-20 and gvm-libs)

mfulz commented on 2021-04-19 10:07 (UTC)

Can you check (if not already done) the wiki, which I've updated to work with these set of packages:

If you still encountering any issues afterwards, feel free to get back again.

r0b0t commented on 2021-04-19 00:05 (UTC)

Did anyone else have this error? [root@arch roh]# su - gvm [gvm@arch ~]$ greenbone-nvt-sync && sudo openvas --update-vt-info /usr/bin/greenbone-nvt-sync: line 135: /dev/stderr: Permission denied

DavTheRaveUK commented on 2021-03-14 00:24 (UTC)

Hi, my line 23 has no dots but line 24 does: 24. -DOPENVAS_FEED_LOCK_PATH=/run/gvm/feed-update.lock --debug-output .

Is this how you want it? Thanks. Dave.

mfulz commented on 2021-03-09 10:47 (UTC)

Can you please add --debug-output to the PKGBUILD file at line 23 before the dot and resend me the output afterwards? I've tried with exact the same versions and optional packages like in your output but still it compiles fine for me.

DavTheRaveUK commented on 2021-03-08 16:41 (UTC)

Sure :)

mfulz commented on 2021-03-08 15:39 (UTC)

Till now I wasn't able to figure out whats not working on your side, but I'm on it please be a little patient ^^

DavTheRaveUK commented on 2021-03-08 15:16 (UTC)

@mfulz Hi, I'm Just wondering if you have figured out what caused the build to fail when I tried to build openvas-scanner. Thanks.

DavTheRaveUK commented on 2021-03-03 13:24 (UTC)

Thanks :)

mfulz commented on 2021-03-03 12:17 (UTC)

Not sure atm. why this is failing for you. I'll check this out and come back. My system wasn't updated for a few days will do an update and check is this is related.

DavTheRaveUK commented on 2021-03-02 19:41 (UTC) (edited on 2021-03-02 19:42 (UTC) by DavTheRaveUK)

Tried to build package, got the following errors:

make[1]: *** [CMakeFiles/Makefile2:273: misc/CMakeFiles/openvas_misc_shared.dir/all] Error 2

make: *** [Makefile:182: all] Error 2 ==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build(). Aborting...

C0rn3j commented on 2021-02-23 11:18 (UTC)

You should probably submit a merge(or deletion) request for the other package