Changing the source.list >> header to kali rolling repository.

Is kali rolling stable than kali-sana. I have some issues with kali sana old. Instalation of updates via kali-sana old repo was slower. Is it good to change header to the kali rolling? I fear if my system would crash. Please help.


According to kali-linux documentation you should use the kali-rolling repository on your sources.list:

What should my sources.list look like?

Kali rolling users should have these entries in their /etc/apt/sources.list file:

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

For a more in-depth description of possible entries in your sources.list, check this post.

The Kali Rolling Repository

kali-rolling is our current active repository since the release of Kali 2016.1. Kali Rolling users are expected to have the following entries in their sources.list:

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

The kali sana is retired.

Transitioning From Kali 2.0 to Kali Rolling

Migrating from Kali sana (2.0) to Kali rolling is simple. As root, you can run the following commands and be on your way:

cat << EOF > /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main non-free contrib

apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade 

Please note that the Kali sana repositories will no longer be updated and will be EOL’d on the 15th of April 2016.


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