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0005716Kali Linux[All Projects] Feature Requestspublic2020-12-01 10:41
ReporterMister_X Assigned To 
Status closedResolutionopen 
Product Version2019.3 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0005716: Add commented out mirror in /etc/apt/sources.list
DescriptionIn the installation, when the user is prompted to "Configure the package manager", and answers "No" when asked to add a network mirror, sources.list will not contain any mirror. Although some will learn the link between answering that particular question and the lack of mirror, it isn't obvious.

Later on, when using Kali and when trying to follow tutorials or searching for packages, apt-get won't find anything. It takes a little while to google and figure out what the problem is and it's easy to solve, but it could be easily shortened by adding the mirror, commented out, along with a message explaining why.

It would also be a good idea to improve the message on the installation screen.



2020-12-01 10:41

administrator   ~0013726

This report has been filed against an old version of Kali. We will be closing this ticket due to inactivity.
Please could you see if you are able to replicate this issue with the latest version of Kali Linux (
If you are still facing the same problem, feel free to re-open the ticket. If you choose to do this, could you provide more information to the issue you are facing, and also give information about your setup?
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Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2019-09-25 02:19 Mister_X New Issue
2020-12-01 10:41 g0tmi1k Note Added: 0013726
2020-12-01 10:41 g0tmi1k Status new => closed