How To Install amule on Kali Linux

In this guide, we’ll discuss How To Install amule on Kali Linux. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update amule.

One-liner install command

For those in a hurry, here's a one-line installation command:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install amule

But if you are interested in the detailed steps with descriptions, the following information is for you.

What is amule and what are the ways to install it?

Before beginning this tutorial, you will need access to a server or computer running Kali Linux. This guide was written specifically with a server running Kali Linux in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install amule on Kali Linux. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install amule using apt-get

First, update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt-get database, You can install amule using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install amule

Install amule using apt

Because amule is available in Kali Linux’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the apt packaging system.

To begin, update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, You can install amule using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install amule

Install amule using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Kali Linux. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating aptitude database, You can install amule by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install amule

How to upgrade (update) a single package amule using apt-get?

First, you will need to update packages index. Run update command as usual:

sudo apt-get update

Next, to upgrade only the amule, e.g. single package, you should use the following format with the apt-get command/apt command:

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install amule

Note that this command will not install any new packages! If you wish to install the package if it doesn't exist you may leave out --only-upgrade part.

How To Uninstall amule from Kali Linux

To uninstall only the amule package you can execute the following command:

sudo apt-get remove amule

Uninstall amule and all its dependencies

To uninstall amule and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Kali Linux, you can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove amule

Remove amule with all configurations and data

To remove amule configuration and data from your system you can run the following purge command:

sudo apt-get -y purge amule

Remove amule completely (configurations, data and all of its dependencies)

And lastly, you can run the next command to remove absolutely everything related to amule package, e.g.: configurations, data and all of its dependencies. Just use this command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge amule

Extra info and code examples

aMule is a peer-to-peer file sharing application, designed to connect to the eDonkey and Kad networks. It has a wide range of features, including many of the original eMule client, like: * online signature, source exchange, compressed transfers, secure identification, and IP filter support * boolean search, which can be local, global, or in the Kad network * checks against aggressive clients * slot allocation, to decide the number of remote clients * systray works well both in GNOME and KDE * translations to many languages A daemonized version of the application that does not need a graphic environment to run is available in the amule-daemon package, and various utilities of interest can be found in the amule-utils and amule-utils-gui packages, including the ed2k link handler.


You now have a full guide on how to install amule using apt, apt-get and aptitude tools. Also, we showed how to update as a single package and different ways to uninstall the amule from Kali Linux.

See also:

How To Install amule on Kali Linux

How To Install amule on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install amule on Debian 11

How To Install amule on Fedora 34

How To Install amule on CentOS 8

How To Install amule on Ubuntu 21.04