The following article will provide the readers with information on how to update/upgrade Kali Linux system.
Operating System and Software Versions
- Operating System: – Kali Linux – rolling release
Privileged access to your Kali Linux System as root or via
sudo command is required.
- # – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of
- $ – given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
Step 1: Configure Kali Linux Repositories
The first step is to set correct Kali Linux repositories. Make sure that your
/etc/apt/sources.list file contains the following official Kali repositories:
deb https://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main non-free contrib deb-sources https://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main non-free contrib
/etc/apt/sources.listfile may break or compromise your Kali Linux system.
Step 2: Update Kali Linux
To begin the update of your Kali Linux system first update the packages index list. Open up the terminal and enter:
$ sudo apt update
Next, optionally, display all packages which are scheduled for update:
$ apt list --upgradable
At this stage, we have an option to upgrade individual packages using
apt install PACKAGE-NAME or upgrade all packages at once:
$ sudo apt upgrade
All done. Your Kali Linux system is now fully upgraded.
Step 3: Upgrade Kept Back Packages
Due to package dependency changes some of the Kali Linux packages might be kept back.
If this is this case you will be notified by the
apt upgrade Linux command at the end of the Kali Linux upgrade process. You may upgrade each kept back package individually using the
apt install PACKAGE-NAME command or update all kept back packages at once:
$ sudo apt dist-upgrade
Step 4: Uninstall No Longer Required Packages
During your initial system upgrade some of the packages may become obsolete, hence are no longer required. To remove all no longer required Kali Linux packages execute:
$ sudo apt autoremove
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