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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0007264Kali LinuxKali Package Improvementpublic2021-08-19 16:35
Reporterluzat Assigned Tosbrun  
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
Product Versionkali-dev 
Fixed in Version2021.3 
Summary0007264: kali-linux-headless conflicts with plocate 1.1.8-2

kali-linux-headless 2021.3.0 and in turn other metapackages depend on mlocate. Unfortunately, the often much faster plocate added a "Breaks: mlocate" somewhere after 1.1.7-1, which makes it uninstallable on most Kali systems.

I am not sure if the "Breaks" is correct, but if it is changing the dependency of kali-linux-headless to "mlocate | plocate" should work if no package defines of some specific behavior that mlocate offers.

Steps To Reproduce


apt install plocate kali-linux-headless

on kali-rolling.




2021-08-13 07:11

manager   ~0015001


plocate now breaks mlocate (recent change in Debian)



2021-08-16 07:40

manager   ~0015003

fixed in the kali-meta package version 2021.3.2

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2021-07-20 23:25 luzat New Issue
2021-07-23 17:52 steev Assigned To => sbrun
2021-07-23 17:52 steev Status new => assigned
2021-08-13 07:11 sbrun Status assigned => confirmed
2021-08-13 07:11 sbrun Note Added: 0015001
2021-08-16 07:40 sbrun Status confirmed => resolved
2021-08-16 07:40 sbrun Resolution open => fixed
2021-08-16 07:40 sbrun Fixed in Version => 2021.3
2021-08-16 07:40 sbrun Note Added: 0015003