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Latest source code release

The download link for the latest source code release can be found in the "Download" section on the OpenVAS website.

If you are using a source code release please be aware that the installation process might copy files to places different from the ones expected by you or the distribution you are using. This may lead to unexpected results, especially if you install releases from different series or try to remove old copies of OpenVAS if you are not careful. Because of this, we recommend that you configure the modules with a prefix (i.e. ./configure prefix=/opt/openvas) and use different prefixes for different series. This way you can easily isolate all the files belonging to this particular OpenVAS version; if you want to remove a specific OpenVAS installation from you can simply remove the particular subdirectory.

Download the four ".tar.gz" source code archives and unpack with "tar -xzf openvas-MODULE-N.N.N.tar.gz". Compiling from source is currently geared towards GNU/Linux systems, but may work as well in other environments.

You have to compile and install the packages in the the following sequence:

  1. openvas-libraries
  2. openvas-libnasl
  3. openvas-server
  4. openvas-plugins

Now read the file INSTALL_README inside the directory "openvas-libraries" for the next steps.

Repeat for each module and read the corresponding INSTALL or README files.


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