Bug 1651845 - Nikto installation is missing dependencies
Summary: Nikto installation is missing dependencies
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nikto
Version: 29
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-11-21 03:07 UTC by drewblay
Modified: 2019-10-31 21:04 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2019-10-31 21:04:21 UTC
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Description drewblay 2018-11-21 03:07:04 UTC
Description of problem:
The Nikto installation is missing dependencies required to function. 

How reproducible: Very

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run "dnf install nikto'
2. Try to actually scan a site with nikto 

Actual results:
Program immediately errors with: ERROR: Required module not found: Time::HiRes qw(ualarm gettimeofday tv_interval)

You then need to install perl-Time-HiRes

After installing per-Time-HiRes you will now at least get the nikto help screen, however nikto still won't function if you actually try to scan a host. You will now get a new error: Can't locate bignum.pm in @INC (you may need to install the bignum module) 

Now you have to install perl-bignum

Expected results:
After running "dnf install nikto" it should work without having to chase down dependencies. 

Additional info:
Issue can be fixed simply by adding perl-Time-HiRes and perl-bignum to the nikto dependencies.

Comment 1 Ben Cotton 2019-10-31 20:28:47 UTC
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Comment 2 Michal Ambroz 2019-10-31 21:04:21 UTC
Fixed in fc31

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