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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by _defalt View Post
    Offensive security made the second source obsolete with the release of kali rolling 2016.2. You should read kali-linux documentation and keep yourself updated with new changes.

    The source you are calling official is not official at all and using that may crash your kernel. Kali rolling has only one official repository which is:

    deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main contrib non-free


    Your sources.list file is not controlled by offensive security. You can add and remove whatever link you want. In kali-linux documentation it is strictly written what repositories are being used for kali rolling. I can't find yours in it.
    Exactly. And http://docs.kali.org/general-use/kal...t-repositories shows that deb-src is in the sources.list file by default. It specifically uses

    Code:
    deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main contrib non-free
    # For source package access, uncomment the following line
    # deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main contrib non-free
    which tells me it IS an official Kali Linux repository. They wouldn't put a repository in the sources.list if it was going to bork the system every time. And you build a binary directly from source. So why would building from source break my laptop when the binaries build from said source work just fine?

    By the way, thanks for taking your time to help me out. I just don't understand why the deb packages work but the same deb-src packages don't.
    Last edited by RFKiller; 2017-04-11 at 05:18 PM.

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    Linux allows you to build packages directly from the source. For installing from source, you need to build the source code yourself. That means you need to take care of the dependencies yourself. Also you need to be aware of all the features of the package so that you can build it accordingly. I don't generally recommend to use this source unless you are yourself a developer and want to re-compile the source code. Using it without taking care of dependencies will produce conflicts between the binary package and source package. Commenting it again makes your OS smoother to upgrade. It's official.

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    Thank you for explaining that to me. In the decade I have been using various Linux distros I have never heard/read that before; however I use Linux for programming and web design mostly and occasionally want to learn/test security too. But I've also never had a problem using the deb-src repos with Debian/Ubuntu before.

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