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Wednesday, October 02, 2013

[SOLVED] : You will have to enable the component called 'universe' backtrack

1.  In my attempts to try few tools like dnswalk and fierce...I used to see these messages that read like :

you will have to enable the component called 'universe'

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So after many attempted failures that I am not going to share here...I am bringing out steps on how to resolve and start using the tools....
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So the first command is to install synaptic that you can simply do by typing the following command as shown in the screen shot above :

apt-get install synaptic

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After synaptic is installed you need to install gdebi by typing in the following command as shown in the screen shot above :

apt-get install gdebi

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 Now after installing these two tools synaptic and gdebi,you have to follow the screen shots..Go to Systems > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager

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 As the Synaptic Package Manager window opens up...go to Settings > Repositories
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Then you see this...all the check boxes will be disabled as default as seen in the screen shots below :
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 Just check all of them and click close
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 Then click on Reload and you will see the downloading Package Information window as seen below :
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 Then you simply reboot and try installing dnswalk...no issues...and you see going ahead with success...
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10 comments:

  1. Nicely copy pasted from other blogs,& that too just the days before.

    Why is that you don't give credits ? Please...

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    1. Dear anonymous...please let me know even one site where you find the same screen shot with the same name of virtual machine as seen here above....ie bt3!!!...i will be grateful if you can find...i will give u CREDIT for that!!!!regards...anupam

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  2. Thanks alot...It solved my problem

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  3. after tunning apt-get install synaptic I get erros that could not reslove 'upadates.respository.backtrack-linux.org'

    I am using backtrack on VM ,, any idea how to reslove this ?

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    1. I would check to make sure your VM is either in Bridged or NAT mode, rather than Host-Only.

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  4. I can't install synaptic
    it says:
    E. Could not open lock filei /var /lib /dpkg / lock - open (13: permission denied)
    E: Unable to lock the adminsitratior directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?

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  5. Hi
    I have the same problem regrading enabling 'universe' but as from your first command i cannot do as it shows error regarding-
    "Failed to fetch the backtrack-linux link"
    i think as backtrack is now Kali-linux so
    Please help me to change the link of updating so i can update and enable the universe !!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Hi, there is a much easier way to enable the component called 'universe'. I found it here and it works well
    https://gullele.wordpress.com/2012/02/04/you-will-have-to-enable-the-component-called-universe/

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  7. Ok, I see. It's not 'backtrack'

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