How To Install unixclient on Kali Linux

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

One-liner install command

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

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install ucspi-unix

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

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

sudo apt -y install ucspi-unix

Install unixclient using apt

Because unixclient 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 unixclient using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install ucspi-unix

Install unixclient 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 unixclient by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install ucspi-unix

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install ucspi-unix

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 unixclient from Kali Linux

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

sudo apt-get remove ucspi-unix

Uninstall unixclient and all its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove ucspi-unix

Remove unixclient with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge ucspi-unix

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

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge ucspi-unix

Extra info and code examples

unixclient and unixserver are command-line tools for building UNIX domain client-server applications. unixclient connects to a UNIX domain socket and runs a program of your choice. unixserver creates a UNIX domain socket, waits for incoming connections and, for each connection, runs a program of your choice. unixclient and unixserver conform to UCSPI, the UNIX Client-Server Program Interface, using UNIX domain sockets. UCSPI tools are available for several different networks. See http://cr.yp.to/proto/ucspi.txt for more information on UCSPI. See http://untroubled.org/ucspi-unix/ for recent informations.

Conclusion

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

See also:

How To Install unixclient on Kali Linux

How To Install unixclient on Debian 11

How To Install unixclient on Fedora 34

How To Install unixclient on CentOS 8

How To Install unixclient on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install unixclient on Ubuntu 21.04

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