Kali2020 can't use `openvas-setup` command

I follow the link to install openvas on my kali2020. Everything goes well until I type openvas-setup. Unfortunately, an error below occured.
I tried to find solutions using Google and Bing, each blog I read used openvas-setup command, they all made it. Version information are as follow.
when using openvas -V

OpenVas 7.0.1
gvm-libs 11.0.1

Kali Rolling (2020.2a) x64

Kali has updated their version from OpenVAS 9 to GVM 11 just some days ago.


You have to differentiate between the scanner application (called openvas since GVM 11) and the OpenVAS “framework” which is called GVM now. See Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for more details.

Therefore the linked instructions are outdated and invalid now. I guess the tool is called gvm-setup instead of openvas-setup.


Yeah, gvm-setup seem to the right command. Does it mean I should use apt-get install gvm instead of apt-get install openvas to install gvm now? Thanks!

Yes it seems so http://pkg.kali.org/pkg/gvm

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Your answer really helps me a lot! Thank you!

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@demo One new topic for each new problem please, i have moved the new problem in a separate topic and will close this one as it was already answered and shouldn’t require any additional discussion.

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