Failed to find config 'SOME-STRING'

Hi guys,

when I create a task I receive the ‘failed to find config XXX’ message.
I stoped the GVM and run following command:

runuser -u _gvm -- greenbone-nvt-sync

In the past this command helped to fix the issue. But now it seems like that not.
Has anyone the same issue and knows how to fix it?

GVM versions

gsad: Greenbone Security Assistant 20.08.1~git
gvmd: Greenbone Vulnerability Manager 20.08.1 (Manager DB revision 233)
openvas-scanner: OpenVAS 20.8.1
gvm-libs: gvm-libs 20.8.1


Operating system: Kali 2021.1
Kernel: 4.19.127-Re4son-v7l+ #1
Installation method / source: Fresh installed VM with .iso as source

Should be a duplicate of Can't create a scan config (failed to find config)

No this not duplicate

What makes you certain that this is not a duplicate? Because this topic is exactly about the “Failed to find config” message and it also contains many hints how to solve it (mainly setup issues and similar).

I set it up myself.
Can be closed

@lucidlynx Could it be possible that you are posting in a wrong topic? Because you had created Build from source 21.04 , this topic you are currently posting was created by a different user.

sorry, I wrote in the wrong place.)


It seems like that this is the solution:
(short: Just wait a couple of minutes before start the service / scan).

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Again the issue.
I have installed the gvm successfully. When I try to configure a task, the config dropdown is greyed out and I received the error message again when I try to save the created task.

I already tried out following commands:
runuser -u _gvm -- greenbone-nvt-syn
rsync -avrP rsync://

What doing I wrong?

Please ensure that all feed data has been synced

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I have updated the feeds with the following commands as described in the given link:

greenbone-feed-sync --type GVMD_DATA
greenbone-feed-sync --type SCAP
greenbone-feed-sync --type CERT

Unfortunately, it has no effect to my issue.

Any further idea here?