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    RH9 and Nessus (or How Do I Install RPM's??)

    I am trying to install Nessus on RH9. I downloaded it and went to a terminal session and typed "sh nessus-installer.sh" and received an error message stating that I did not have uudecode and that I should install the sharutils RPM.

    I managed to download it, but can't seem to install it. I can't find any simple RPM management program available in RH9 (I am using KDE but I don't see anything under Gnome either). I used the File Manager and right-clicked the program and selected the option to install the package(s) and it starts to do something but doesn't complete the installation it seems.

    So, I did a search and found an RPM management package and downloaded it. I right-clicked it in the File Manager and selected the option to install the package(s) and I was told that it is already installed.

    Help??

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    I think the easiest way to install a RPM is from CLI.

    Open a terminal window and browse to the correct directory. (where you have it downloaded).

    Make sure you have permissions to install it, if not, then mod the permissions on the file.

    syntax

    $rpm -ivh packagename*.rpm

    the flags:

    -i = install
    -v = verify (I think* I don't have access to a box off hand... but pretty sure)
    -h = show hashes

    if you want to see more data... you can use -ivvh to show you the complete install process rather than just the hashes. I prefer just seeing the hashes.
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    I would try apt as a package manager:

    http://shrike.freshrpms.net/rpm.html?id=649

    download & click on the rpm to install.

    Once installed su & type

    apt-get update to update the database info
    apt-get install synaptic to get the graphical package management tool

    fire up synaptic from Start-System Settings-Synaptic

    & you should be able to get hold of nessus.

    You'll need server & client for a full install & it will require nmap

    PM if you're still stuck

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    If KDE doesn't give you synaptic in a menu - su & type synaptic

    You won't be disappointed. I wasn't

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    This is very common folks.

    Get disk 3 of RH9, go into the Redhat\RPMS directory and do an ls on shar*

    You will see the sharutils-4.2.1-14 rpm. Install it like this:

    rpm -i sharutils-4.2.1-14.rpm

    Once you do that, you are clear for takeoff!!
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    Originally posted here by phishphreek80

    -v = verify (I think* I don't have access to a box off hand... but pretty sure)
    -v -- Verbose

    anyhow i think CLI is the best when u have any trouble...also look for a switch which can dump debug info in case of any prob.....i dont have a mc right now to lemme have m hand on it...so cant say more abt it...
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    -v -- Verbose
    You are probably right... but for some reason I thought

    -vv was verbose?

    EDIT: Ok, just looked at the online man pages (what I should have done in the first place)...

    http://linux.ctyme.com/man/man2861.htm

    its -V that is verify...

    -v is verbose
    -vv ugly debugging info

    my bad...
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    that would be *very* verbose

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    Well, you could always do
    RPM -Uvh which will update it if it needs updating, or install it if it's not installed...

    And by the way both -v and -vv are verbose, -vv is just more so, I guess, atleast that's what is it on nmap. :s
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    ore get the install script one from www.nessus.org

    Works like a charm

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    ore get the install script one from www.nessus.org

    Works like a charm
    Which "install script" are you talking about? I started with the latest version of Nessus from the Nessus.org site to begin with. The script doesn't work if you don't have uudecode and a gcc compiler already installed as I found out the hard way.

    With the pointers from a few of you I managed to get sharutils and gcc installed and now the Nessus 2.0 is all good to go.

    Thanks for the help.

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