How do I install whois command on kali linux?

August 7, 2016 14.7k views
Linux Basics Linux Commands

it says:
Unknown command: whois

and if i try to install it (apt-get install whois)
it says:
E: Package ‘whois’ has no installation candidate. this may mean that tha package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source.

1 Answer

Please output the repository list of your machine;


Make sure it has the following inside;

deb kali-rolling main contrib non-free

Then clean your apt-get

apt-get clean

Make an update

apt-get update

And upgrade

apt-get upgrade

And finally make a dist upgrade

apt-get dist-upgrade

Then try again to install once more, hope it helps

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