I am trying to add a Debian source for apt:

add-apt-repository 'http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian sid main'

but I got this message:

Error: could not find a distribution template for Kali/kali-rolling

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Adding repositories to your Kali setup is not recommended and liable to break your system. Kali isn’t a general-purpose distribution, and shouldn’t be used as such; nor is it intended for non-experts (and the fact that you’re asking this question suggests you aren’t).

Furthermore, Debian Sid is currently somewhat broken since it’s undergoing a Perl transition.

In summary: don’t do this.

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