I have tried Kali Linux, a Debian distribution with very powerful security auditing and hacking features.

Since the distribution is based on Debian like Ubuntu, I suppose it should be easy integrate the same features in my Ubuntu installation, but how do I do this and what packages includes Kali?

  • given the emphasis on a non-ubuntu distro's features, this is perhaps more appropriate to our fellow stackexchange friends Unix & Linux. Dec 16, 2014 at 20:28
  • The "how to integrate into Ubuntu" kind of boiled down to "what's in Kali"...
    – Xen2050
    Dec 16, 2014 at 20:44

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For Kali, "tool" seems to mean "package". They have a list of all their "tools" here http://tools.kali.org/tools-listing with each one having a little info & links to it's homepage & a kali git page, and what other tools it includes.

I guess you could find & install each tool into whatever OS you prefer, but there are a lot of them, with many not in Ubuntu's default repos, so an apt-get install may not always work.

They also have a page showing their default repos, but I'm not at all confident that just adding them to Ubuntu (or any other linux) would work. Currently, they are:

 deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali main non-free contrib
 deb http://security.kali.org/kali-security kali/updates main contrib non-free
  • I have tried to add these repo now I get always this error subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 255
    – AndreaF
    Dec 16, 2014 at 23:02
  • Yeah, sounds about right. Kali != Ubuntu
    – Xen2050
    Dec 17, 2014 at 5:57
  • I tried adding the 2 repo lines to my sources.list in Linux Mint 17 and it didn't work either, caused size mismtaches with packages also in other repos, couldn't install most things at all. Managed to get bluelog to install, but those repos aren't really compatible with Ubuntu
    – Xen2050
    Dec 18, 2014 at 20:42

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