Re: Kali, Redux
On Thursday 05 November 2015 08:47:48 The Wanderer wrote:
> On 2015-11-05 at 03:22, David Baron wrote:
> > On Wednesday 04 November 2015 16:35:57 David Wright wrote:
> >> On Wed 04 Nov 2015 at 22:56:42 (+0200), David Baron wrote:
> >>> So, I easily edited the text in /etc/issue to something more to
> >>> my liking. This is just text, no meaning.
> >>> Watching a cmake session, I noticed the distribution being
> >>> called, you guessed it: Kali ...
> >>> Found another file: ~$ cat /etc/os-release
> >>> PRETTY_NAME="Kali GNU/Linux 2.0 (sana)"
> >>> NAME="Kali GNU/Linux"
> >>> ID=kali
> >>> VERSION="2.0 (sana)"
> >>> VERSION_ID="2.0"
> >>> ID_LIKE=debian
> >>> ANSI_COLOR="1;31"
> >>> HOME_URL="http://www.kali.org/"
> >>> SUPPORT_URL="http://forums.kali.org/"
> >>> BUG_REPORT_URL="http://bugs.kali.org/"
> >>> Actually a symlink to /usr/lib/os-release
> >>> So where did I get this?
> >> dpkg -S <filename> shows that they both belong to the "base-files"
> >> package.
> > This package is no longer on the repos!!
> Of course it is:
> $ apt-cache policy base-files
> Installed: 9.5
> Candidate: 9.5
> Version table:
> *** 9.5 0
> 500 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing/main amd64 Packages
> 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
> 8+deb8u2 0
> 500 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stable/main amd64 Packages
> I'd be extremely surprised if it weren't, since it's flagged as
> "Essential: yes".
> What repositories do you have listed in /etc/apt/sources.list?
> I really suspect you're not actually running Debian as such, but some
> derivative (presumably named "Kali") with which I at least am not
> directly familiar, and your problems are coming from the changes
> involved in their repositories.
Here is my sources.list
~$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ experimental main contrib non-free
#Virtualbox from Oracle
# deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/ squeeze contrib non-
deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/ wheezy contrib
# deb http://qt-kde.debian.net/debian/ unstable main
# deb http://qt-kde.debian.net/debian/ experimental main
# deb http://qt-kde.debian.net/debian/ experimental-snapshots main
# deb http://packages.siduction.org/kdenext/ experimental-snapshots main
#flight simulator launcher
# deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/xquiet/ppa/ubuntu/ precise main
# deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/blablack/music-prod/ubuntu/ quantal main
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/blablack/music-prod/ubuntu/ quantal main
# Kali linux repositories | Added by Katoolin
# deb http://http.kali.org/kali/ sana contrib non-free main
# deb http://security.kali.org/kali-security/ sana/updates non-free contrib
# deb http://repo.kali.org/kali/ kali-bleeding-edge main
I had those kali repos but never installed any of it, but that Katoolin script
might have touched the text files.
Attempt to apt-get --reinstall install base-files will produce error "cannot
be downloaded." In Synaptic, the Debian symbol does not appear with the
package. Maybe it is only on stable?