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Thread: Updating Kali - "activate the APT::Force-LoopBreak option"

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    Updating Kali - "activate the APT::Force-LoopBreak option"

    I'm running kali 2.0.

    I've been waiting to get around a decent network connection to update / upgrade, its been 5 months easy.

    So I do the usual ,

    apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
    which I have done hundreds of times over the years.

    Although, I've ran into an issue that googling hasn't turned up too much on this specific error .

    E: This installation run will require temporarily removing the essential package sysvinit-utils:amd64 due to a Conflicts/Pre-Depends loop. This is often bad, but if you really want to do it, activate the APT::Force-LoopBreak option.
    E: Internal Error, Could not early remove sysvinit-utils:amd64 (2)
    Once I received that error , I attempted

    apt-get -u -o APT::Force-LoopBreak=1 dist-upgrade
    That command seemed to do absolutely nothing, It had returned

    2895 upgraded, 596 newly installed, 169 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 0 B/3,640 MB of archives.
    After this operation, 1,838 MB of additional disk space will be used.
    Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
    Reading changelogs... Done
    But , It did not finish the upgrade....

    any suggestions ? Since it cannot remove " sysvinit-utils:amd64 " , Should I blacklist it some how?

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    Same issue here trying to go from sana to rolling. After a bit of googling I found that it looks like a new bug even for the debian team (see Debian bug 817780, Debian bug 817857 and the first report : Debian bug 817371
    In this one it is claimed that they " believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
    util-linux, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive."
    So I guess we have to wait for the kali team to add this to the rolling repo.

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    Hi there

    This should fix the problem:
    apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade -o APT::Force-LoopBreak=1
    regards, reidamaxia

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