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Re: error message on msfupdate cannot determine checkout type
From: Chip <jeffschips () gmail com>
Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2013 23:46:00 -0500
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 downloaded.
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
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
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?
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install svn I think, if it's out of date.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: '.'
Any hints on why this may be happening or how to correct?