How To Install gdbserver on Kali Linux

In this tutorial we learn how to install gdbserver on Kali Linux. gdbserver is GNU Debugger (remote server)

Introduction

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

What is gdbserver

GDB is a source-level debugger, capable of breaking programs at any specific line, displaying variable values, and determining where errors occurred. Currently, gdb supports C, C++, D, Objective-C, Fortran, Java, OpenCL C, Pascal, assembly, Modula-2, Go, and Ada. A must-have for any serious programmer.

This package contains gdbserver. Install this to debug remotely from another system where GDB is installed.

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

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

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install gdbserver

Install gdbserver Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

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

sudo apt -y install gdbserver

Install gdbserver 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 gdbserver using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install gdbserver

How To Uninstall gdbserver on Kali Linux

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

sudo apt-get remove gdbserver

Uninstall gdbserver And Its Dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove gdbserver

Remove gdbserver Configurations and Data

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

sudo apt-get -y purge gdbserver

Remove gdbserver configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

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

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge gdbserver

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Summary

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