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0005861Kali Linux[All Projects] Queued Tool Additionpublic2021-02-03 14:16
ReporterXerainHouse Assigned To 
Status acknowledgedResolutionopen 
Product Version 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0005861: Zenmap - GUI Nmap
DescriptionUnable to download zenmap via apt from Kali repo. Zenmap is also missing from
Steps To ReproduceCreated a fresh install of Kali Linux using the present Gnome and standard 64bit live version. After install I ran $apt update and $apt install zenmap only to receive a missing package error. Error message included that the package was mentioned but non-existent and had been replaced with ndiff.
Additional InformationChecked Kali Docs and appears to be missing. Though it is still mentioned under the information gathering meta-package.

I was able to go to the nmap site, download the zenmap rpm, and use alien to convert it to a deb file and install it via the software installer. Appears to function normally via this method. Alien can be downloaded via, $apt install alien.

This has been tested with the 2019.4 releases and source list has been verified to use correct Kali rolling repo with an older release of Kali and pdfs from Kali Docs.


has duplicate 0006790 closed Add Zenmap tool 
has duplicate 0006788 closed Zenmap not working kali 2020.3 
related to 0007032 closedsbrun Kali linux 2020.4 Zenmap not working 



2019-12-04 14:03

reporter   ~0011571

Note: It seems that Zenmap may no longer be maintained somewhere farther up the line. This is from the Kali forum reported by Gamb1t in:

There does seem to be upwards of four years since an update in the Zenmap section of the Nmap github, minus a cleanup in some translation files.

I've been unable to find a reason, other than lack of updates on Zenmap, for it to be removed considering it only really functions as a GUI for Nmap.
If Zenmap is no longer viable then this issue should be regarded as site maintenance for the purpose of updating
If there is no issue regarding Zenmap be it compatibility, security, or usefulness then I would ask to be notified or have a tool request added so that it can be reintroduced as a tool in the Kali repo.


2020-01-14 07:40

administrator   ~0011916

The real issue is that it's still using Python 2 and that nobody upstream is doing the work to port it to Python 3. Debian is removing any Python 2 code that has not been ported... so for now your custom package is still working as Python 2 is still available in Debian but once everything has been dropped, this will no longer be the case.

Someone should take the time to port it and submit the patch to the upstream developers. See how it happened on the Debian side:


2020-01-18 10:17

reporter   ~0011942

I found the relevant bug report within Nmap's Github so the issue can be better tracked within the report:

Hopefully we can get an updated version before python 2 is dropped from the Debian repository completely.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2019-12-03 14:56 XerainHouse New Issue
2019-12-03 15:00 elwood Assigned To => g0tmi1k
2019-12-03 15:00 elwood Status new => assigned
2019-12-04 14:03 XerainHouse Note Added: 0011571
2020-01-06 14:08 g0tmi1k Priority low => normal
2020-01-06 14:08 g0tmi1k Severity minor => feature
2020-01-06 14:08 g0tmi1k Status assigned => new
2020-01-06 14:08 g0tmi1k Category Kali Websites & Docs => New Tool Requests
2020-01-06 14:08 g0tmi1k Product Version 2019.4 =>
2020-01-06 14:08 g0tmi1k Summary Zenmap missing from kali repository. => Zenmap
2020-01-06 14:08 g0tmi1k Assigned To g0tmi1k =>
2020-01-13 14:01 g0tmi1k Status new => acknowledged
2020-01-13 14:01 g0tmi1k Category New Tool Requests => Queued Tool Addition
2020-01-14 07:40 rhertzog Note Added: 0011916
2020-01-18 10:17 XerainHouse Note Added: 0011942
2020-06-17 14:57 g0tmi1k Severity feature => minor
2020-10-14 14:25 g0tmi1k Relationship added related to 0006790
2020-10-14 14:25 g0tmi1k Relationship added related to 0006788
2020-10-14 14:25 g0tmi1k Relationship replaced has duplicate 0006788
2020-10-14 14:26 g0tmi1k Relationship replaced has duplicate 0006790
2020-12-01 11:14 g0tmi1k Summary Zenmap => Zenmap - GUI Nmap
2021-02-03 14:16 sbrun Relationship added related to 0007032