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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0008057Kali LinuxKali Package Bugpublic2023-05-31 14:57
ReporterJokerSob Assigned To 
Status closedResolutionopen 
Product Version2022.3 
Summary0008057: rkhunter install problem

I tried to install rkhunter but I think the package is corrupt and won't install.

Steps To Reproduce

sudo apt -y install rkhunter => E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

sudo dpkg --configure -a => Errors encountered during processing: rkhunter

sudo apt-get install -f => Errors encountered during processing: rkhunter
grep: /etc/default/rkhunter: No such file or directory
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

sudo apt-get remove --purge rkhunter

Additional Information

I think the reason for the error in installing/upgrading kali-linux-everything is due to the presence of such problematic tools.




2022-11-15 01:45

reporter   ~0017067

I also followed the steps below, but nothing changed.

sudo apt -y install rkhunter

sudo apt-get install -f

sudo ls -l /var/lib/dpkg/info | grep -i rkhunter

sudo mv /var/lib/dpkg/info/rkhunter /tmp

sudo apt update

sudo dpkg -i --force-overwrite /var/cache/apt/archives/rkhunter



2022-11-15 02:19

manager   ~0017068

Can you give more information about your kali installation or how you are running it? I can’t reproduce the issue at all here on multiple systems.



2022-11-15 12:19

reporter   ~0017070

I have been using kali as the only operating system on the computer for many years. I recently performed a clean install with the installer, the version of which is 2.9 G installed on my system, and my source repositories are;
kali-bleeding-edge. (as on the source page

Note: I have stated my opinion on the problems experienced in the kali-everything installation, which I have presented as additional information above, only as a personal opinion that can help you solve the error. Because after performing a clean installation, I installed a lot of tools and made my customizations without any problems.



2023-05-31 14:57

administrator   ~0018102

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?
For more information, please read:

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2022-11-15 01:12 JokerSob New Issue
2022-11-15 01:45 JokerSob Note Added: 0017067
2022-11-15 02:19 steev Note Added: 0017068
2022-11-15 12:19 JokerSob Note Added: 0017070
2023-05-31 14:57 g0tmi1k Note Added: 0018102
2023-05-31 14:57 g0tmi1k Status new => closed