GSA 21.4.1~dev install failure

GVM versions

gsad: (‘gsad --version’)
gvmd: 21.4.2, Manager DB revision 242
openvas-scanner: 21.4.1
gvm-libs: 21.4.1


Operating system: Kali 2021.2 with latest updates
Kernel: (‘uname -a’) Linux kali 5.10.0-kali7-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 5.10.28-Kali1 (2021-04-12) x86_64 GNU/Linux
Installation method / source: kali-linux-2021.2-installer-amd64.iso

Install of GVM ( apt install gvm ) runs cleanly
gvm-setup runs cleanly
gvm-check-setup fails with

ERROR: Greenbone Security Assistant too old or too new: 21.4.1~dev1
FIX: Please install Greenbone Security Assistant >= 21.04.

So is this a failure of the checking script? Isn’t 21.4.x >= 21.04 ?

Any suggestions on how to fix, aside from proding the Kali maintainers?


  1. sed -i"" ‘s/GSA_MAJOR=“21.04”/GSA_MAJOR=“21.4”/g’ $(which gvm-check-setup)
  2. gvm-setup
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Thanks. Up and running now.