I'd gone through this question but dirmngr isn't getting installed as i can't install dirmngr i am not able to install updates or upgrade my kali.

ERROR: E: Failed to fetch http://http.kali.org/kali/pool/main/g/gnupg2/gpgsm_2.2.1-4_amd64.deb 404 Not Found . . . . E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?

help me !

hey @Freddy have a look at this msgs

root@kali:~/Downloads# dpkg -i ./gpgsm_2.2.12-1_amd64.deb
Selecting previously unselected package gpgsm.
(Reading database ... 305519 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack ./gpgsm_2.2.12-1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking gpgsm (2.2.12-1) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of gpgsm:
 gpgsm depends on gpgconf (= 2.2.12-1); however:
  Package gpgconf is not installed.
 gpgsm depends on libc6 (>= 2.25); however:
  Version of libc6:amd64 on system is 2.24-9.
 gpgsm depends on libgcrypt20 (>= 1.8.0); however:
  Version of libgcrypt20:amd64 on system is 1.7.6-1.

dpkg: error processing package gpgsm (--install):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for man-db ( ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
root@kali:~/Downloads# apt-get install -f
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Correcting dependencies... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 1552 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 929 kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
(Reading database ... 305526 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing gpgsm (2.2.12-1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ( ...

and also my version is

root@kali:~/Downloads# uname -a
Linux kali 4.9.0-kali3-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.18-1kali1 (2017-04-04) x86_64 GNU/Linux

1 Answer 1


You probably have an outdated package index. Two newer versions of gpgsm for amd64 are present in the repository:


Try it again with:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install dirmngr
  • but what to do after downloading them can you guide me a little bit Jul 30, 2019 at 6:42
  • hey @Freddy thnx for the answer but when i tried to install the packages which u told to download aren't getting installed see the msgs in my Qeustion Jul 30, 2019 at 7:20
  • Freddy didn’t tell you to download the files, he told you to run apt-get update and apt-get install dirmngr. Jul 30, 2019 at 9:03
  • @StephenKitt those things i had already tried but didn't worked for me. can u help me in other way. i have listed all the things in my question. Jul 31, 2019 at 9:43

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