How to Fix Could not resolve ­ on Kali Linux

Kali Linux apt-get update problem - For a new user, maybe get a bit difficult to operating this Debian-based Linux distribution aimed at advanced Penetration Testing and Security Auditing that developed by Offensive Security, a leading information security training company..

I'm facing a bit error after running apt-get update from Kali Linux 2.0 Sana terminal window to fetch and resync the source.list.

The terminal will show you this message :

# apt-get update
Err http://­ sana/updates Release.gpg      
Could not resolve '­'
Err http://­ sana Release.gpg    
Could not resolve '­'
Reading package lists... Done     
W: Failed to fetch http://­  Could not resolve '­'
W: Failed to fetch http://­­kali-security/dists/sana/updates/Release.gpg  Could not resolve '­'
W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

Or see the screenshot below :

Fix Could not resolve ­ on Kali Linux

OK! Let see if I change the resolv configuration. The config located at /etc directory. Open your Kali Linux terminal and run the following command :

nano /etc/resolv.conf

Of course, you can change nano with your favorite text editors such as Gedit, Vim, or any other text editor you want. Read 5 Best Modern Programming Text Editor For Linux Distribution.

You'll see nameserver there. Now add the comment (#) in front of them. Then, add a new line and fill with nameserver

Why not change the server directly? It's for backup the original configuration purpose. If you want, then you can edit them.

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It should be like this :

#Generated by NetworkManager

Once added, save the configuration by pressing Ctrl+O then Enter and Ctrl+X to quit from Nano text editor.

Now run apt-get update to get the result from the new nameserver configuration.

apt-get update

And whats next?

Solution for Kali Linux Sana update trouble

Viola!!! The "Could not resolve ­", and "W: Failed to fetch http://­  Could not resolve '­'" messages has been gone!

That's all I can write about a solution for Kali Linux Sana update trouble. Hope it was helpful and solved your problem. Thanks for visiting Linuxslaves!.