I want to add phpmyadmin to Kali Linux. But i am getting the following error. First i ran apt-get update which worked successfully than the following. Here is the output of apt-get update

root@kali:~# sudo apt-get update
Hit http://http.kali.org kali InRelease                                        
Hit http://http.kali.org kali/main Sources                                     
Hit http://http.kali.org kali/non-free Sources                                 
Hit http://http.kali.org kali/contrib Sources                                  
Hit http://http.kali.org kali/main i386 Packages                               
Hit http://http.kali.org kali/non-free i386 Packages                           
Hit http://http.kali.org kali/contrib i386 Packages                            
Ign http://dl.google.com stable InRelease                                      
Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg                          
Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release        
Hit http://dl.google.com stable/main i386 Packages                    
Hit http://security.kali.org kali/updates InRelease                  
Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main Translation-en_IN                  
Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main Translation-en
Hit http://security.kali.org kali/updates/main i386 Packages
Hit http://security.kali.org kali/updates/contrib i386 Packages
Hit http://security.kali.org kali/updates/non-free i386 Packages
Ign http://http.kali.org kali/contrib Translation-en_IN
Ign http://http.kali.org kali/contrib Translation-en
Ign http://http.kali.org kali/main Translation-en_IN
Ign http://http.kali.org kali/main Translation-en
Ign http://http.kali.org kali/non-free Translation-en_IN
Ign http://http.kali.org kali/non-free Translation-en
Ign http://security.kali.org kali/updates/contrib Translation-en_IN
Ign http://security.kali.org kali/updates/contrib Translation-en
Ign http://security.kali.org kali/updates/main Translation-en_IN
Ign http://security.kali.org kali/updates/main Translation-en
Ign http://security.kali.org kali/updates/non-free Translation-en_IN
Ign http://security.kali.org kali/updates/non-free Translation-en
Reading package lists... Done

After this i tried the following which is showing error ! !

root@kali:~# sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
dbconfig-common libapache2-mod-php5 libmcrypt4 php5-cli php5-common php5-gd php5-mcrypt php5-mysql
Suggested packages:
php-pear libmcrypt-dev mcrypt
The following NEW packages will be installed:
dbconfig-common libmcrypt4 php5-gd php5-mcrypt phpmyadmin
The following packages will be upgraded:
libapache2-mod-php5 php5-cli php5-common php5-mysql
4 upgraded, 5 newly installed, 0 to remove and 635 not upgraded.
Need to get 5,503 kB/12.0 MB of archives.
After this operation, 17.2 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
Err http://security.kali.org/kali-security/ kali/updates/main phpmyadmin all 4:
Connection failed
Failed to fetch http://security.kali.org/kali-security/pool/main/p/phpmyadmin/phpmyadmin_3.4.11.1-2+deb7u1_all.deb  Connection failed
E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?
  • Please run and post the output of apt-get update – Jan Sep 10 '14 at 8:52
  • Better idea: don't. Kali Linux is a specialized pentesting distro. It is not meant to be used as a desktop OS, much less a server OS. It tracks the testing Debian archive, which is where Debian puts everything that's not production ready yet. Install a real distribution to run your server on. – Shadur Nov 12 '17 at 11:42

The security.kali.org website may have had a hickup. Try to ping it:

[root@fly2 ~]# ping -c 3 security.kali.org
PING security.kali.org ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from http.kali.org ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=57 time=126 ms
64 bytes from http.kali.org ( icmp_seq=2 ttl=57 time=127 ms
64 bytes from http.kali.org ( icmp_seq=3 ttl=57 time=126 ms

This indicates the website works. You can also try to browse to http://security.kali.org/kali-security/ to see if you get a directory listing. If that works, try again.

  • I used the ping command as you mentioned.But i am only seeing the first line. root@kali:~# ping -c 3 security.kali.org PING security.kali.org ( 56(84) bytes of data. --- security.kali.org ping statistics --- 3 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 2017ms When browsing to the link mentioned i am able to see the directory tree. – Sanchit Jain Sep 10 '14 at 9:56
  • Your DNS works, looking at the "security.kali.org (", so I assume there is no general network issue. Perhaps pinging is blocked by a firewall. Try this: telnet security.kali.org 80 – Onnonymous Sep 10 '14 at 11:20
  • yes it is saying connected to security.kali.org – Sanchit Jain Sep 10 '14 at 11:35
  • That's great! Could you try again to do the sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin? – Onnonymous Sep 10 '14 at 11:47

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