I want to install curl and libcurl in my Kali Linux.

In this website: https://curl.haxx.se/download.html. I use Kali Linux so my OS is Debian. But when I click to download, it says I have to select from:

  • wheezy (oldstable)
  • jessie (stable)
  • stretch (testing)
  • sid (unstable)

Which one should I choose?

I use latest version of Kali Linux 64-bit from this URL: https://www.kali.org/downloads/.

Next question is, what architecture is best for me? What should I choice? They have:

       amd64 arm64 armel armhf i386 mips mipsel powerpc ppc64el s390x

I don't know and understand that part.

After download, what command to run in terminal to install it?

  • > For your information: Kali Linux 2.0 is based on Debian Jessie. This is right but if we are speaking about the latest version of Kali linux it is not Kali linux 2.0 (deprecated) but kali rolling The latest ISO is called 2016.2 and that the one that is used by sukihinata Kali rolling is based on Debian SID (not jessie) Anyway, both version include (of course) curl and it dependency and, as suggested by techraf, the fatest and safest way is to use Kali rolling repositories to install curl.
    – kcdtv
    Dec 29, 2016 at 21:55

2 Answers 2


Instead of struggling with manual install, use:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install curl
sudo apt-get install libcurl3

For your information: Kali Linux 2.0 is based on Debian Jessie.

The architecture depends on the hardware you run on. As you said you were running 64-bit, most probably amd64 is for you.


1)install build-essential

apt-get install build-essential

Go to /usr/local/src floder

cd /usr/local/src

Download latest Curl package from here using:

wget http://curl.haxx.se/download/curl-7.48.0.tar.gz


tar -xvzf curl-7.48.0.tar.gz
rm *.gz
cd curl-7.48.0
sudo make
sudo make install

2) The best architecture is amd64 `


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