How To Install opensnoop on Kali Linux

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

One-liner install command

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

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install perf-tools-unstable

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

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

sudo apt -y install perf-tools-unstable

Install opensnoop using apt

Because opensnoop 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 opensnoop using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install perf-tools-unstable

Install opensnoop 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 opensnoop by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install perf-tools-unstable

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install perf-tools-unstable

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 opensnoop from Kali Linux

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

sudo apt-get remove perf-tools-unstable

Uninstall opensnoop and all its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove perf-tools-unstable

Remove opensnoop with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge perf-tools-unstable

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

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge perf-tools-unstable

Extra info and code examples

A miscellaneous collection of in-development and unsupported performance analysis tools for Linux perf_events, aka the "perf" command, and ftrace. Both perf_events and ftrace are core Linux tracing tools, and are included in the Linux kernel source. These tools are designed to be simple to use, easy to install, and provide advanced performance observability. This collection was written by Brendan Gregg (author of the DTraceToolkit). Many of these tools employ workarounds so that functionality is possible on existing Linux kernels. Because of this, many tools have caveats (see man pages), and their implementation should be considered a placeholder until future kernel features, or new tracing subsystems, are added.

Conclusion

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

See also:

How To Install opensnoop on Fedora 34

How To Install opensnoop on CentOS 8

How To Install opensnoop on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install opensnoop on Kali Linux

How To Install opensnoop on Debian 11

How To Install opensnoop on Ubuntu 21.04

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