Installing packages in Linux (.deb/.rpm).

Hello Guys…

Today I’m going to show you how to install packages and softwares in Kali Linux.

Kali Linux support Debian file package( .deb). But you can also install .rpm or .exe file formate.

INSTALLING .deb (Debian) package:

(Α) Through Terminal: –

1- First download Debian package you want to install.

You can download .deb packages from HERE.

2- Go to the location where you have downloaded your file.

3- Right Click and Open Terminal here.

4- Then type

dpkg -i <package_name.deb>

If there is any error regarding dependencies then copy my source.list file into yours.

(Β) Through Synaptic: –

1- First install “Synaptic”. You can download it from HERE. It will be .deb file and install it through Terminal.

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2- Open Synaptic.

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3- Search your package, right click and mark for installation.

4- Select Apply.

Thats it.

INSTALLING .rpm file package:

1- If you have .rpm package then you have to convert it into .deb file.

2- First download Alien package to convert and install .rpm file. For this open Terminal and type:

sudo apt-get install alien dpkg-dev debhelper build-essential

If there is any error regarding dependencies then copy my source.list file into yours.

3- Now, open Terminal and type:

sudo alien /full_path/packagename.rpm

It will convert .rpm file to .deb file. Now can install it as normal .deb file.

Thats all…

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