How To Install vgdb on Kali Linux

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

One-liner install command

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

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

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

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

sudo apt -y install valgrind

Install vgdb using apt

Because vgdb 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 vgdb using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install valgrind

Install vgdb 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 vgdb by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install valgrind

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

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install valgrind

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 vgdb from Kali Linux

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

sudo apt-get remove valgrind

Uninstall vgdb and all its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove valgrind

Remove vgdb with all configurations and data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge valgrind

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

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge valgrind

Extra info and code examples

Valgrind is a system for debugging and profiling Linux programs. With its tool suite you can automatically detect many memory management and threading bugs, avoiding hours of frustrating bug-hunting and making your programs more stable. You can also perform detailed profiling to help speed up your programs and use Valgrind to build new tools. The Valgrind distribution currently includes six production-quality tools: * a memory error detector (Memcheck) * two thread error detectors (Helgrind and DRD) * a cache and branch-prediction profiler (Cachegrind) * a call-graph generating cache and branch-prediction profiler (Callgrind) * a heap profiler (Massif) It also includes three experimental tools: * a stack/global array overrun detector (SGCheck) * a second heap profiler that examines how heap blocks are used (DHAT) * a SimPoint basic block vector generator (BBV)

Conclusion

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

See also:

How To Install vgdb on Debian 11

How To Install vgdb on Fedora 34

How To Install vgdb on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install vgdb on Kali Linux

How To Install vgdb on CentOS 8

How To Install vgdb on Ubuntu 21.04

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