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Re: error message on msfupdate cannot determine checkout type
From: Stephen Haywood <stephen () averagesecurityguy info>
Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2013 23:51:44 -0500

You can always git clone https://github.com/rapid7/metasploit-framework.
Use git pull on a regular basis to keep it up-to-date.

On Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 11:46 PM, Chip <jeffschips () gmail com> 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 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 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

 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updating svn, apt-get update && apt-get install svn I think, if it's out of
date.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: '.'

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

Thank you.



Stephen Haywood
Information Security Consultant
T: @averagesecguy
W: averagesecurityguy.info

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