Installing and Initial setup of OpenVAS on Ubuntu
First off I need to say this is just like installing the old nessus client and server, so if you are familar with that this should be a breeze for you.
I am running Ubuntu 10.10
start by using the apt-get installer
$ sudo apt-get install openvas-client openvas-server
$ cd /usr/sbin/
$ sudo ./openvas-adduser
$ sudo /etc/init.d/openvas-server start
$ sudo openvas-nvt-sync
Now open the client and log in with the user and pass/cert you defined.
More to come on this. Really was testing my drupal/twitter module.