Parrot-upgrade not working

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I’ve been having this issue for quite a while now. So basically I have been using Parrot Security Edition in dual boot and had stopped working there for a few months. Came back to it recently and noticed parrot-upgrade was not working throwing a 404 Not Found at every package so I though maybe it was just a problem because I hadn’t updated for too long and decided to do a fresh installation again. After the fresh install the problem kept happening. I switched to another mirror /etc/apt/sources.list.d/parrot.list and after some fiddling with different mirrors I got it to be able to download some more packages, but I’m still getting errors.
Now, this might be off-topic but I also need to install VMware Workstation for a uni project and it’s also failing and I’m thinking it might have to do with my system not having the required dependencies since I have a bunch of packages to upgrade (?).

  • ParrotOS iso in use:
    I’m using the latest Parrot Security Edition Iso

  • Application used for flashing the iso:
    Balena Etcher

  • Logs/Terminal output (use pastebin or similar services):
    Here’s the terminal output for parrot-upgrade:
    parrot-upgrade log -

  • Screenshots:
    My parrot.list looks like this atm:


This has been covered on this community for months with dozens of posts. For now, change your parrot.list mirror to

Even the latest VMware Workstation has issues with the latest Linux kernels. You will need to install a patch. Click on this link.

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Seems like it worked and your VMware solution worked aswell. Thanks alot, take care!

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