How To Install fsverity on Kali Linux

In this tutorial we learn how to install fsverity on Kali Linux. fsverity is Userspace utilities for fs-verity

Introduction

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

What is fsverity

fs-verity is a Linux kernel feature that does transparent on-demand integrity/authenticity verification of the contents of read-only files, using a hidden Merkle tree (hash tree) associated with the file. The mechanism is similar to dm-verity, but implemented at the file level rather than at the block device level.

This package contains the fsverity utility

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install fsverity

Install fsverity Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install fsverity

Install fsverity 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 fsverity using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install fsverity

How To Uninstall fsverity on Kali Linux

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

sudo apt-get remove fsverity

Uninstall fsverity And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove fsverity

Remove fsverity Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge fsverity

Remove fsverity configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge fsverity

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Summary

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