How To Install fakenect-record on Kali Linux

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

One-liner install command

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

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install libfreenect-bin

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

What is fakenect-record 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 fakenect-record 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 fakenect-record 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 fakenect-record using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install libfreenect-bin

Install fakenect-record using apt

Because fakenect-record 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 fakenect-record using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install libfreenect-bin

Install fakenect-record 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 fakenect-record by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install libfreenect-bin

How to upgrade (update) a single package fakenect-record 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 fakenect-record, e.g. single package, you should use the following format with the apt-get command/apt command:

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install libfreenect-bin

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 fakenect-record from Kali Linux

To uninstall only the fakenect-record package you can execute the following command:

sudo apt-get remove libfreenect-bin

Uninstall fakenect-record and all its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove libfreenect-bin

Remove fakenect-record with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge libfreenect-bin

Remove fakenect-record completely (configurations, data and all of its dependencies)

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge libfreenect-bin

Extra info and code examples

libfreenect is a cross-platform library that provides the necessary interfaces to activate, initialize, and communicate data with the Kinect hardware. Currently, the library supports access to RGB and depth video streams, motors, accelerometer and LED and provide binding in different languages (C++, Python...) This library is the low level component of the OpenKinect project which is an open community of people interested in making use of the Xbox Kinect hardware with PCs and other devices. This package includes utilities and sample programs for kinect.

Conclusion

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

See also:

How To Install fakenect-record on Kali Linux

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How To Install fakenect-record on Fedora 34

How To Install fakenect-record on CentOS 8

How To Install fakenect-record on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install fakenect-record on Ubuntu 21.04

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