How To Install makedbz on Kali Linux

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

One-liner install command

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

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install inn2

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

What is makedbz 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 makedbz 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 makedbz 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 makedbz using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install inn2

Install makedbz using apt

Because makedbz 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 makedbz using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install inn2

Install makedbz 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 makedbz by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install inn2

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install inn2

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 makedbz from Kali Linux

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

sudo apt-get remove inn2

Uninstall makedbz and all its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove inn2

Remove makedbz with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge inn2

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

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge inn2

Extra info and code examples

This package provides INN 2.x, which is a very complex news server daemon useful for big sites. The 'inn' package still exists for smaller sites which do not need the complexity of INN 2.x. The news transport is the part of the system that stores the articles and the lists of which groups are available and so on, and provides those articles on request to users. It receives news (either posted locally or from a newsfeed site), files it, and passes it on to any downstream sites. Each article is kept for a period of time and then deleted (this is known as 'expiry'). By default Debian's INN will install in a fairly simple 'local-only' configuration. In order to make use of the services provided by INN you'll have to use a user-level newsreader program such as pan. The newsreader is the program that fetches articles from the server and shows them to the user, remembering which the user has seen so that they don't get shown again. It also provides the posting interface for the user.


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

See also:

How To Install makedbz on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install makedbz on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install makedbz on Kali Linux

How To Install makedbz on Debian 11

How To Install makedbz on Fedora 34

How To Install makedbz on CentOS 8