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Re: error message on msfupdate cannot determine checkout type
From: Joshua Smith <lazydj98 () gmail com>
Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2013 22:53:51 -0600

if you git clone, you'll need to also setup a full development env which I don't you want to do right now, just stick 
w/the installer for now.  You're already good to go.

On Jan 8, 2013, at 10:46 PM, Chip wrote:

Well, ok, now I'm confused:

If I go to the standard metasploit download site ww.metasploit.com/download and follow the instructions here:

https://community.rapid7.com/docs/DOC-1776 which shows an example install process using the same name as the file I 

Notice the word "community" in the URL which leads me to believe this should be the community branch, and follow the 
instructions here, I am left with a directory entitled metasploit-4.5.0, that contains a file called msfpro -- so why 
am I getting the msfpro version from a comminty download link?  As well, the directory that is created does not 
contain the usual files such as msfconsole, msfpudate,etc.

Okay, so I run the mspro file for the first time and get a long, long printout of lines that say:

NOTICE: CREATE TABLE /PRIMARY KEY  will create implicit sequence . . . .

Then finally an msfconsole prompt.

I'm simply trying to get the latest community version of metasploit -- why can't I easily find a suitable link for 
the "community" version anywhere?

Any help for this duffus much appreciated.

On 1/8/2013 5:28 PM, Joshua Smith wrote:
Jeff, are you trying to setup a full development environment?  If not, just use the installer.  rm -rf the 
/opt/metasploit dir and run the installer.

If you want a full dev env, follow this:  


On Jan 8, 2013, at 4:22 PM, Chip wrote:

I just followed the directions on the metasploit site, here:


Perhaps someone can check out if that is a valid (or best site to download from?) download site?

Thank you.

On 1/8/2013 4:23 PM, Joshua Smith wrote:
Chip, is this the first time this machine has been updated in a while?  The updater was changed to use git, and 
maybe if you didn't get an updated msfupdate, it could be jacked up, however I don't think they shutdown the svn 
server yet so... someone else on here will know.  You could  try updating svn, apt-get update && apt-get install 
svn I think, if it's out of date.  Just spitballin tho.


On Jan 8, 2013, at 3:14 PM, Chip wrote:


I'm receiving the following error message when I attempt to do an msfupdate of metasploit v4.5.0-release 
[core:4.5 api:1.0] on a backtrack 5 r3 machine:

./msfupdate:156:in '<main>': Cannot determine checkout type: '.' (RuntimeError)

Any hints on why this may be happening or how to correct?

Thank you.



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