ERROR: No users found despite having created a user

Linux kali 5.10.0-kali9-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 5.10.46-4kali1 (2021-08-09) x86_64 GNU/Linux
Greenbone Security Assistant 21.4.2
Greenbone Vulnerability Manager 21.4.3
OpenVAS 21.4.2
gvm-libs 21.4.2

emily@kali:~$ sudo gvm-check-setup
gvm-check-setup 21.4.2
Test completeness and readiness of GVM-21.4.2
Step 1: Checking OpenVAS (Scanner)…
OK: OpenVAS Scanner is present in version 21.4.2.
OK: Server CA Certificate is present as /var/lib/gvm/CA/servercert.pem.
Checking permissions of /var/lib/openvas/gnupg/*
OK: _gvm owns all files in /var/lib/openvas/gnupg
OK: redis-server is present.
OK: scanner (db_address setting) is configured properly using the redis-server socket: /var/run/redis-openvas/redis-server.sock
OK: redis-server is running and listening on socket: /var/run/redis-openvas/redis-server.sock.
OK: redis-server configuration is OK and redis-server is running.
OK: _gvm owns all files in /var/lib/openvas/plugins
OK: NVT collection in /var/lib/openvas/plugins contains 76124 NVTs.
Checking that the obsolete redis database has been removed
OK: No old Redis DB
OK: ospd-OpenVAS is present in version 21.4.2.
Step 2: Checking GVMD Manager …
OK: GVM Manager (gvmd) is present in version 21.4.3.
Step 3: Checking Certificates …
OK: GVM client certificate is valid and present as /var/lib/gvm/CA/clientcert.pem.
OK: Your GVM certificate infrastructure passed validation.
Step 4: Checking data …
OK: SCAP data found in /var/lib/gvm/scap-data.
OK: CERT data found in /var/lib/gvm/cert-data.
Step 5: Checking Postgresql DB and user …
/usr/bin/gvm-check-setup: line 352: [: =: unary operator expected
/usr/bin/gvm-check-setup: line 358: [: -ne: unary operator expected
OK: Postgresql version and default port are OK.
gvmd | _gvm | UTF8 | en_US.UTF-8 | en_US.UTF-8 |
ERROR: No users found. You need to create at least one user to log in.
FIX: create a user by running ‘sudo runuser -u _gvm – gvmd --create-user= --password=’

ERROR: Your GVM-21.4.2 installation is not yet complete!

Please follow the instructions marked with FIX above and run this
script again.

I followed the instructions marked with FIX, but nevertheless continue to get that message.
Please assist. Thank you.

BTW I realize a similar issue to this has already been opened via Admin user password reset not working
but before berating me, please note a solution was never provided and the issue was closed. I’m seeking an actual answer.

This looks similar to the entries from Unable to start gvm where the following suggestion should be valid too:

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