I can not install openvas


I can not install openvas, despite the fact I have implemented command:

apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade -y

and after I put input:

apt-get install openvas -y

Installation was unsuccessful - output :
E: Unable to locate the package openvas

Please, for a solution?

Please contact you distribution for further questions on howto install OpenVAS packages. Without further information it’s impossible to help you.

If your Linux distribution doesn’t provide packages for OpenVAS/GVM you also have two additional possibilities:

  1. Build OpenVAS/GVM from sources provided in GVM-9 (stable, initial release 2017-03-07)

  2. Use the Greenbone Community Edition (GCE) appliance which is a ready to use solution.


Try add Kali Linux official repsoitory.
deb https://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main non-free contrib
deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main non-free contrib
and use apt-get -f install openvas.
I just install it on my raspberry pi 3 with Kali Linux.

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Hi, have you found a solution for this? i keep getting the same error


In the meantime Kali did update to GVM 11 and the command should be sudo apt install gvm now.

But nevertheless as mentioned in our FAQ we aren’t involved in any packaging and I am not aware of any Kali developer in this forum you can’t expect to get help for these issues here. Please consider looking at the Kali forum.

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