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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0005167Kali Linux[All Projects] General Bugpublic2019-02-26 16:40
Reporterfyzbyt Assigned Tosbrun  
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
Product Version2018.4 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0005167: Netboot fails when loading libc6-udeb
DescriptionWhen imaging using the netboot image, or an iso which performs a netboot, the installer fails loading libc6-udeb.
Steps To ReproduceInstall using netboot.



2018-12-18 19:39


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2018-12-18 21:23

reporter   ~0010117

I am currently being bitten by this failure *waves sadly*

A similar issue reported a little over a year ago and another from 2016:


2018-12-18 22:05

reporter   ~0010118

The 2016 bug was actually reported by me.

This happens when there's a new libc6 but it's not updated in the isos/netboot images.

Once these have been rebuilt it should resolve.

As an ask for the kali devs, is there a way to generate these images for ourselves so when you guys push a new kernel or library, we don't revert to imaging with one of the standard isos? I'm more than willing to help out somehow if it makes everyone's life easier.

As of now, I'm working to build a prebuilt ISO that has my preseed built in.


2018-12-19 08:18

manager   ~0010119

mini.iso and netboot images have been rebuilt. It's fixed now.
We are working on this issue to prevent it and to detect it quickly if it happens.


2018-12-19 09:37

administrator   ~0010120

@fyzbyt If you want to rebuild the images yourselves before we do it, you just have to rebuild the "debian-installer" source package. The images are part of a tar.gz created during the package build.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2018-12-18 19:39 fyzbyt New Issue
2018-12-18 19:39 fyzbyt File Added: screenshot.1.jpg
2018-12-18 21:23 caesarcipher Note Added: 0010117
2018-12-18 22:05 fyzbyt Note Added: 0010118
2018-12-19 08:18 sbrun Assigned To => sbrun
2018-12-19 08:18 sbrun Status new => resolved
2018-12-19 08:18 sbrun Resolution open => fixed
2018-12-19 08:18 sbrun Note Added: 0010119
2018-12-19 09:37 rhertzog Note Added: 0010120