How To Install obd2gpx on Kali Linux

In this guide, we’ll discuss How To Install obd2gpx on Kali Linux. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update obd2gpx.

One-liner install command

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

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

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

What is obd2gpx 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 obd2gpx 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 obd2gpx 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 obd2gpx using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install obdgpslogger

Install obd2gpx using apt

Because obd2gpx 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 obd2gpx using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install obdgpslogger

Install obd2gpx 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 obd2gpx by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install obdgpslogger

How to upgrade (update) a single package obd2gpx 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 obd2gpx, e.g. single package, you should use the following format with the apt-get command/apt command:

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install obdgpslogger

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 obd2gpx from Kali Linux

To uninstall only the obd2gpx package you can execute the following command:

sudo apt-get remove obdgpslogger

Uninstall obd2gpx and all its dependencies

To uninstall obd2gpx and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Kali Linux, you can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove obdgpslogger

Remove obd2gpx with all configurations and data

To remove obd2gpx configuration and data from your system you can run the following purge command:

sudo apt-get -y purge obdgpslogger

Remove obd2gpx completely (configurations, data and all of its dependencies)

And lastly, you can run the next command to remove absolutely everything related to obd2gpx package, e.g.: configurations, data and all of its dependencies. Just use this command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge obdgpslogger

Extra info and code examples

OBDII is a standard for getting diagnostic information from your car. The main tool, obdgpslogger, is a command-line tool to log that data, with your gps position, to a sqlite database. Provided alongside are various tools used to convert logs to formats such as CSV or Google Earth KML. Also contained in the package is an OBDII and ELM327 simulator, obdsim, that uses plugins to generate data.

Conclusion

You now have a full guide on how to install obd2gpx using apt, apt-get and aptitude tools. Also, we showed how to update as a single package and different ways to uninstall the obd2gpx from Kali Linux.

See also:

How To Install obd2gpx on Debian 11

How To Install obd2gpx on Kali Linux

How To Install obd2gpx on Fedora 34

How To Install obd2gpx on CentOS 8

How To Install obd2gpx on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install obd2gpx on Ubuntu 21.04

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