Greenbone Community Edition via Linux Distribution Packages

Our official version is the source code on Github provided by Greenbone Networks, but you can also install Greenbone Community Edition though the package manager of your preferred Linux distribution.

If you decide to go this route, here is some information you should know first and resources to help you out.

What to generally check for before installing is that you are running an up to date Linux distribution capable of installing and running a current version of Greenbone Community Edition including the required dependencies.


What we release may not be exactly the same thing that you have available to you in your package manager.

There may be additional scripts and extensions provided by your distribution, and some of the source modules originally provided by Greenbone may have been changed.

Or the specific dependencies and versions that we have tested our release with may not be exactly the same as the ones provided by your Linux distribution.

For specific instructions on how to install and update software using your package manager or software store, please refer to the documentation for your Linux distribution.

If what you see in the package manager is not complete (missing components or dependencies), please contact your distribution maintainer.

If you have questions about installing Greenbone Community Edition you can search and ask on our user-to-user Community Forums.

Further reading and resources for using and installing software in select Linux distributions: