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0004137Kali LinuxKali Package Bugpublic2020-12-01 10:48
Reporterroyhills Assigned Tosbrun  
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
Summary0004137: hostapd-wpe 2.6+git20170713-0kali1 fails to install due to obsolete openssl gendh command

Using the current kali-rolling as of 2017-08-08, the package hostapd-wpe fails to install. I'm running on Intel amd64, in a VMware virtual machine.

This causes a new installation from the kali-rolling repository to fail during the package installation section. Hence I've assigned this a high priority. See the attached screenshot.

This issue appears to be present in hostapd-wpe_2.6+git20161107-0kali2_amd64.deb
It did not appear to be present in hostapd-wpe_2.6+git20161107-0kali2_amd64.deb

Steps To Reproduce
  1. Ensure hostapd-wpe is completely removed

    apt-get purge hostapd-wpe

  2. Update the package list

    apt-get update

  3. Install the latest version of hostapd-wpe

    apt-get install hostapd-wpe

The installation should fail with: "Invalid command 'gendh'; type "help" for a list."

Additional Information

root@kali:~# apt-get install hostapd-wpe
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 394 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/561 kB of archives.
After this operation, 1,599 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Selecting previously unselected package hostapd-wpe.
(Reading database ... 276459 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../hostapd-wpe_2.6+git20170713-0kali1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking hostapd-wpe (2.6+git20170713-0kali1) ...
Setting up hostapd-wpe (2.6+git20170713-0kali1) ...
openssl gendh -out dh -2 2048
Invalid command 'gendh'; type "help" for a list.
Makefile:52: recipe for target 'dh' failed
make: *** [dh] Error 1
dpkg: error processing package hostapd-wpe (--configure):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

The attached screenshot shows the error that occurs when performing a fresh install from the current kali-rolling repository.




2017-08-08 10:22




2017-08-11 18:37

manager   ~0006985

fixed in new version 2.6+git20170713-0kali2

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2017-08-08 10:22 royhills New Issue
2017-08-08 10:22 royhills File Added: pxe-boot-2017-08-08-11-20-59.png
2017-08-09 16:36 sbrun Assigned To => sbrun
2017-08-09 16:36 sbrun Status new => assigned
2017-08-11 18:37 sbrun Status assigned => resolved
2017-08-11 18:37 sbrun Resolution open => fixed
2017-08-11 18:37 sbrun Fixed in Version => 2017.2
2017-08-11 18:37 sbrun Note Added: 0006985
2020-12-01 10:48 g0tmi1k Priority high => normal