How To Install bolt on Kali Linux

In this tutorial we learn how to install bolt on Kali Linux. bolt is system daemon to manage thunderbolt 3 devices

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install bolt on Kali Linux.

What is bolt

Thunderbolt 3 features different security modes that require devices to be authorized before they can be used. The D-Bus API can be used to list devices, enroll them (authorize and store them in the local database) and forget them again (remove previously enrolled devices). It also emits signals if new devices are connected (or removed). During enrollment devices can be set to be automatically authorized as soon as they are connected. A command line tool, called boltctl, can be used to control the daemon and perform all the above mentioned tasks.

There are three ways to install bolt on Kali Linux . We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install bolt Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install bolt using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install bolt

Install bolt Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install bolt using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install bolt

Install bolt 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 apt database, We can install bolt using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install bolt

How To Uninstall bolt on Kali Linux

To uninstall only the bolt package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove bolt

Uninstall bolt And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove bolt

Remove bolt Configurations and Data

To remove bolt configuration and data from Kali Linux we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge bolt

Remove bolt configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove bolt configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge bolt

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install bolt using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.