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Old 06-20-2006, 03:55 PM   #1
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DISCUSSION: Running Nessus 3.0.3 on slackware 10.2

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Running Nessus 3.0.3 on slackware 10.2

A simple guide on how to install Nessus on slackware 10.2 As you may know "Tenable" doesn't provide native packages for Slackware, so we must do some tricks in order to run it. First go and grab the package for fedora core 4 (that's what I'll be using for this example).When you are done you have to convert this package to tgz , this is done by simply using the "rpm2tgz" utility, so you do something like: "rpm2tgz packagename.rpm". Then you should wait for a while ... after everything is done you must install the package: "installpkg packagename.tar" After the package is installed, it places its files in /opt/nessus dir.Now you should do the following things:

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Old 10-01-2006, 01:39 AM   #2
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thanks for the how-to.

I am getting stuck tho.

there is no add user in /opt/nessus/bin

so I skipped to next step, nessus-mkcert-client and that yields: "Nessus server 'private' directory:"

I understand that is the key, but where is the correct location for this?
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oh disregard, it's in /opt/nessus/sbin sorry
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That's great! the most important is to creat the links for Nessus, thanks.
Old 11-29-2011, 01:45 AM   #5
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very thanks for this helpful info.
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Wink slackware 13 nessus client server installation.

Hi, (sorry if my english is bad) I have the Slackware 13 kernel-current(, and i reach the total nessus installation, but with so much problems. I'll write something to help someone using newest Slack or similar.

i have an sucessufully installation with this packages: SERVER- nessus-server-2.2.9-1.fc4.i386.tgz (Fedora4package)

but i have an SERIOUS problem with the client installation, so i download the Slackbuild nessus-client 1.0.2, wich created /tmp/nessus-client-1.0.2-i486-2sl.tgz ,wich added NessusClient to /usr/bin. I think that's is possible install one nessus-client more recent, but didn't yet. i hope this help somebody-someone.


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