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Fix Segmentation Error When Updating Kali Linux Sana 2.0

Most of you already know that Kali Linux 2.0 (Kali Sana) was released. Like everyone else, I tried to jump into the bandwagon and tried to install Kali Linux 2.0 Sana and immediately experienced slow update issues. I later ran into Segmentation fault error when trying to do an apt-get update.

This post will discuss some recent events that I’ve observed as well as fixing the Segmentation fault error in Kali Sana Linux 2.0 when trying to update.

The main issue being slow apt-get update or a 404 error message when trying to do apt-get update. It’s not only because everyone is trying to download updates but also because of DDoS attacks against Kali servers and mirrors.

Slow updates created another issue when you try to install Kali Linux 2.0 Sana. One particular problem is….

This possibly happened because when I tried to install Kali Linux 2.0 Sana, during the auto-update (installation update phase) it timed out due to 404 Errors and I had to cancel the update manually to complete my installation.

Fixing Segmentation

The easiest way to fix is to open your sources.list file and modify it. When I opened mysources.list file, the following is what I found:

Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:

Full sources.list below:

You need to modify your sources.list file, remove all existing lines, and put the followings instead:

Copy-paste the following repositories (remove existing lines). This was taken from official Kali sources.list the Repositories list.

Save the file and then run apt-get update


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