Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Fri May 29 10:28:14 PDT 2009

On May 29, 2009, at 08:44, Jeff Simmons wrote:

> I'm trying to compile openvas (vulnerability scanner) on a mac. The  
> configure
> script tells me I need to install some files from gnutls. I found  
> the package
> on mac ports, but I can't find the corresponding devel package,  
> which openvas
> needs. Does such a thing exist, perhaps under a name that I haven't  
> thought
> to search for? Thanks for any assistance anyone can provide.

No, -devel packages are not used in that way in MacPorts.

In some other package managers, a port like gnutls would contain the  
libraries and binaries, while a port gnutls-devel would contain the  
headers needed to compile other software that wants to use gnutls.

MacPorts does not use that naming convention. In MacPorts, a port  
like gnutls will contain all of the above. gnutls would be the latest  
stable version of the software, while a port gnutls-devel, if it  
existed, would be the latest unstable or development version of the  

So just install the gnutls port. That should be all you need. If not,  
please post the error message you get.

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