How To Install dhcpcd5 on Kali Linux

In this tutorial we learn how to install dhcpcd5 on Kali Linux. dhcpcd5 is DHCPv4, IPv6RA and DHCPv6 client with IPv4LL support

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install dhcpcd5 on Kali Linux.

What is dhcpcd5

dhcpcd is a one stop network management daemon which includes

  • RFC compliant DHCPv4 and DHCPv6 clients
  • DHCPv6 Prefix Delegation support
  • IPv4LL (aka ZeroConf) support
  • ARP address conflict resolution
  • Link carrier detection
  • Wireless SSID profiles
  • ARP ping profiles

There are three ways to install dhcpcd5 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 dhcpcd5 Using apt-get

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

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install dhcpcd5 using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install dhcpcd5

Install dhcpcd5 Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install dhcpcd5 using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install dhcpcd5

Install dhcpcd5 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 dhcpcd5 using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install dhcpcd5

How To Uninstall dhcpcd5 on Kali Linux

To uninstall only the dhcpcd5 package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove dhcpcd5

Uninstall dhcpcd5 And Its Dependencies

To uninstall dhcpcd5 and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Kali Linux, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove dhcpcd5

Remove dhcpcd5 Configurations and Data

To remove dhcpcd5 configuration and data from Kali Linux we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge dhcpcd5

Remove dhcpcd5 configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove dhcpcd5 configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge dhcpcd5

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install dhcpcd5 using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.