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OnLamp: Nessus 3.0 on Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy)

Jan 05, 2006, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Justin Clarke)

"I for one have no particular problems with the fact that Nessus has gone to a closed source model from version 3, with the exception that this means I can't run Nessus on some of my platforms of choice (i.e., Gentoo Linux). However, since a package is available for Debian 3.x, I wondered if it would work on Ubuntu. This didn't prove too difficult--I expect because Ubuntu is based on Debian 3.x and also because the Nessus developers have historically bundled their own versions of libraries to prevent library dependency issues (that seems to be the usual reason for not being able to install Debian packages on Ubuntu for me)..."

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