Until this moment, I have installed packages solely on Ubuntu. Now, I am trying Kali Linux,namely

uname -v
#1 SMP Debian 4.9.18-1kali1 (2017-04-04)

A friend, who unfortunately knows less about Linux than me, told me of his problem to install even basic Packages on another Debian distro, though this seems odd, since I heard, that the Repository of Debian is far more bigger than that from Ubuntu.

I tried

apt install kdenlive
apt install audacity
apt install blender

The fruitlessness of my striving made me modest and so I tried

apt install cowsay

But even this could not be installed, could you give me an advice how to deal with this?

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    If your friend isn't a professional security expert, why in the world would they be using Kali? I suggest you tell your friend to read docs.kali.org/introduction/should-i-use-kali-linux and to instead switch to a normal Linux distribution. Kali is a professional tool designed to be used by experts. It is not and should not be used as a regular every day operating system. That said, we can't help you if you don't tell us what happened when you tried this.
    – terdon
    May 19, 2017 at 13:41
  • my friend does not use Kali, he uses Trisquel. The idiot, who installed Kali without having being a professional is me. I have installed it for sheer adventure and experience after I saw my 12 year old nephew using it, I thought "maybe you do not have to be an expert in quantuumchromodynamics to try it. Why should not an expert use Kali?
    – sharkant
    May 19, 2017 at 14:01
  • @terdon I read your link, and I think the only reason for me not using it is explained in this part:In addition, misuse of security and penetration testing tools within a network, particularly without specific authorization, may cause irreparable damage and result in significant consequences, personal and/or legal. “Not understanding what you were doing” is not going to work as an excuse. However, I am not interested in penetrating another persons system, I could simply enjoy the fun of penetrating myself
    – sharkant
    May 19, 2017 at 14:32
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    Heh, fair enough. Just as long as you know it's not supposed to be used as your everyday OS.
    – terdon
    May 19, 2017 at 14:44
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    Well yes, of course. Why would you want or need nvidia drivers for Kali? This isn't an operating system, it;s a very specialized tool. If you're going to be installing NVIDIA on it there's no point in using it. If you want to play with Kali, set it up as a dual boot and only use it for pen-testing.
    – terdon
    May 19, 2017 at 16:05

1 Answer 1


The kdenlive package is available on kali linux (main repo)

You should edit your sources.list as follows:

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

then run

apt update
apt upgrade
apt install kdenlive

Also you can install it through snap:

snap install --edge --force-dangerous --devmode kdenlive-devel

Official docs

To install audacity and blender run the following ( after editing the sources.list):

apt install audacity blender
  • I can't install it in kali, becase kdenlive : Depends: kdenlive-data (= 17.08.3-2) but 1:0.9.10-dmo2 is to be installed can you help me?
    – Milor123
    Dec 23, 2017 at 21:59
  • @Milor123 Because your problem is different , It is better to ask a new question including the error message and the content of your sources.list and the content of files under /etc/apt/sources.list/d .
    – GAD3R
    Dec 24, 2017 at 8:29

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