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Old 12-18-2016, 06:58 AM   #1
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How to Update Kali Linux


Hi all. I'm newbie and starting to use Linux. Can anyone teach me how to update Kali Linux to the latest version ? I need your help. Thanks
 
Old 12-18-2016, 10:38 AM   #2
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Hello root-whoami,

To update after a fresh install you open a terminal and check that /etc/apt/sources.list has the following line in it:
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deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main non-free contrib
You only need to do this once after a fresh install.

Then as root:
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apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
apt-get dist-upgrade
reboot
Now if you find the above confusing, don't panic. You just need to read up on the docs, found at http://docs.kali.org/. They'll get you started in the right direction.

HTH,
Dave
 
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Old 12-18-2016, 06:41 PM   #3
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Thanks for your help, dlb101010.
 
Old 12-19-2016, 10:19 AM   #4
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From the link in dlb101010's post:
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Is Kali Linux Right For You?

As the distribution’s developers, you might expect us to recommend that everyone should be using Kali Linux. The fact of the matter is, however, that Kali is a Linux distribution specifically geared towards professional penetration testers and security specialists, and given its unique nature, it is NOT a recommended distribution if you’re unfamiliar with Linux or are looking for a general-purpose Linux desktop distribution for development, web design, gaming, etc.
The developers themselves say that Kali is NOT for people new to Linux. Is there a specific reason you think you need Kali? Chances are it's one of the absolute worst choices you could make in a distro as somebody who's new to Linux. If you are a professional security specialist, well then you should already know that you shouldn't be installing Kali in the first place, you should be running it in live mode to do your testing and then rebooting back into your actual daily distro when you're done.
 
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Old 12-19-2016, 06:03 PM   #5
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From the link in dlb101010's post:

The developers themselves say that Kali is NOT for people new to Linux. Is there a specific reason you think you need Kali? Chances are it's one of the absolute worst choices you could make in a distro as somebody who's new to Linux. If you are a professional security specialist, well then you should already know that you shouldn't be installing Kali in the first place, you should be running it in live mode to do your testing and then rebooting back into your actual daily distro when you're done.
Well, i need to study about security cause i will study about cyber security in university. And i must start to learn it
 
Old 12-19-2016, 09:52 PM   #6
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You can do everyhting with Debian that you can do with Kali. After you get to know Linux and security, then you can use Kali for the actual practice of the art!
 
Old 12-20-2016, 07:53 AM   #7
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Well, i need to study about security cause i will study about cyber security in university. And i must start to learn it
Kali won't teach you how to make a secure system. In fact many of the default options and behaviors are incredibly INsecure. That's because Kali is designed to be booted and run temporarily in a live environment for testing, it is not designed to be a permanent, daily OS.

If different distros could be represented by vehicles, most would be your normal cars, trucks, etc., but Kali would be an airplane tug. Very powerful and indispensable for one task, but you wouldn't buy one to drive to work every day, and you certainly wouldn't use one to learn how to drive or you'll pick up some really perculiar and dangerous habits.

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