Kali Linux : Upgrade Packages

In order to upgrade your Kali Linux distribution, as you should be doing its the same requirement as Windows Updates and Hotfixes then you can do this with these commands.

If you are not running as root you will need to add "sudo" to the start of these commands, you can tell if you are not running as root as your get this permissions error:

Elevate as Root

Run this command to become the root user:

su -

Download the updated list of packages (applications and tools)

apt-get update

Update non-system packages to their last stable version:

apt-get upgrade

Upgrade the system which includes the Kernel:

apt-get dist-upgrade

Remove root permissions:

If you wish to quit access as root then all you need to do is type in:


This will return you to the "user" shell, like this:

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