Aide installation errors

I installed aide from GitHub. But it’s stucked on showing same errors. I don’t have knowledge of these things like kali, ubuntu, debian etc. So i just google the problem and do it as it says. It all started when my phone behaviour changed and now my PC’s to. I want the Hacker to be located and talk to him face to face.

Thanks in advance.

Please always provide:

  • links to the applications/repositories you mention.
  • info about your operating system (Windows, macOS, Linux?) and bitness (32-bit, 64-bit?)

Don’t assume readers know what you’re talking about and that they don’t need links — Aide could refer to more than one software by that name.

From what I can see in the screenshot, you’re running some Linux script under Windows. Could you please elaborate more on your setup? are you using CygWin, MSYS2, WSL, WSL2, a virtual machine?

There are surely some problems relating to spaces in Windows paths, and folders permissions. So, probably, you’re not running the installation script in right environmental conditions. But without more info about the product you’re trying to install, your OS, and how you’ve setup your working environment, it’s not easy to provide any suggestions.

Again, without links, I have no idea what you found and where. Usually, trusted software comes with official instructions. Projects hosted on GitHub have Wikis, Discussions boards, and often even a website. For support, you can always open an Issue at the repository. Since you didn’t provide a link to the GitHub repository of this product, I can’t look up any info in this respect.

Which hacker are you referring to?

I think i dowloaded it from here. sorry, memory problem-GitHub - aide/aide: aide source code

Microsoft Windows 10 home, version 21h1.
64-bit OS, x64-based processor.
Kali linux ver downloaded from microsoft store.
this one-

But i managed to install it to some extent. This is what it shows on command ‘Aide -v’

I dodn’t know how use this website. i was installing utils pkg, it was taking time to install. i mean the speed was slow. Some lines gerates and then stopped for long time. so i aborted it by ctrl+c.
Then yesterday i started installing development tools listed on this page, one by one. Like c99 compiler, GNU make, GNU flex etc.

aide/aide: aide source code (

It’s still not working properly.

I think someone who doesn’t like me keep on messing with my devices, since almost 10 years. That’s why i started searching for how to track a hacker. And i found ‘userland app’ through which i started working on kali using ‘connectbot apk’.

OK. I wasn’t sure if it was that Aide one or this other Aide:

since you mentioned your phone in the post, I thought it might be the latter, since it’s related to Android.

Once you’ve found the GitHub repository of an application’s source code, you can then use the Discussions section (if available) or the Issues section of that repository to contact its author and ask questions, report bugs, etc.

For the Aide application, you can contact it authors by opening an Issue at this link:

Before opening an Issue, you might want to check the currently open Issues to see if someone else is reporting the same problems as you’re experiencing, and join that Issue instead.

Some repositories also have Wikis (Aide doesn’t) which usually contain documentation, and are often editable by anyone.

This is a rather advanced tool, and one that I’m not familiar with, but it’s definitely a tool for system admins and security teams. Also, its clearly a tool designed for Linux, so I’m not sure you’ll benefit from using it under Windows. Even by running it in the Kali distribution for Windows that you linked, you’d still have to do a lot of extra settings to ensure that Aide can monitor files outside WSL — but even then, it might not work as expected for the more sensitive files would the those in the Windows installation and system folders, which are protected by Windows and Aide won’t be able to gain full access over them.

Also, Aide is designed to work with Unix like file permissions which are not present under Windows, not to mention all the potential problems with case-sensitive filenames (e.g. renaming a file with same name different case would probably be considered a file deletion and new file by Aide, which will have negative impact on tracking/monitoring).

Windows Defender (the default anti-virus/malware and firewall that ships with Windows) does quite a good job at detecting intrusions and the presence of malicious code. A hacker could penetrate your OS, but it’s unlikely that the intrusion could go unnoticed for such a long period of time — Windows would eventually detect it after some system updates, and you’d be warned about it, and the hacker would have to hack you again from scratch (definitely a possibility, you never know).

Kali is not going to help you in this respect. Kali it’s a penetration tester specific distro of Linux, which ships with all the necessary tools to find vulnerabilities in other machines (including Windows), create malicious payloads, breach them, and eventually take control of them. It’s a distro designed to hack others, and not really focused on protecting your system (definitely not Windows).

If you think your Windows OS has been compromised, and/or you want to verify this suspicion, you’re going to look for Windows specific tools. Personally, if I had reasonable doubts that my machine was compromised, I would simply reinstall the whole OS, to be on the safe line (i.e. assume that everything is compromised, including the antivirus and firewall).

OS security and hacking is a very wide field, and one for experts. It’s difficult to understand because it requires a deep knowledge of the operating system, all the Internet protocols, as well as the history of security breaches past and present, in order to know what to look for and how to protect yourself — basically, this field is the domain of high-tech engineers who eat and breath security everyday, for the whole life. It’s also a discipline were being “good” is not enough — if you’re not as good as the hackers, you’re simply not good enough to protect yourself (or your client) from them.

So nice of you for your reply in this much details.
Thanks a lot.
i was thinking of hiring a good hacker to check this problem. But due to some reasons it’s not gonna happen anytime soon. Also, have a look at these.

You’re welcome. Open source is all about donating our time to things we love, and time is a valuable asset. So I thought it was worth entering the details of what might have turned out a dead-end quest which could have taken up a lot of your time (which you could have invested elsewhere in the FOSS world).

Ah, sharing diagnostic data vs privacy! Indeed, a big deal.

The problem with all those privacy settings (on any proprietary OS, web service, etc.) is that in most cases they give you the illusion of having control over your data privacy. In most cases, these settings were enforced due to privacy laws and regulations, but it doesn’t mean they are really giving control over every aspect of their data collecting activities on your machine.

E.g. FakeBook gives you the option to remove posts, images, etc., but in reality it’s only removing them from being publicly viewable, not from its databases.

The problem with proprietary tools and services is that you always have to agree to some EULA contract before starting to use it (paying for it and installing it is not enough), which means you agree to their terms of services and all the legal stuff (often including future updates of the EULA terms).

Windows (and in particular Win10) is an OS which is designed to gather a lot of statistic about its end users, and to then transmit them to MS. The new laws on privacy have forced MS (and other OS producers) to be more transparent on the data they collect, and to offer opt-out options for some types of data — but you are still bound to the minimum agreements of the EULA, which of course are written in legal-jargon by shark-lawyers who’s only goal is to keep the end user in the dark about the nitty gritty of what’s really happening, and to legally cover their clients’ shoulders for any undesirable outcome.

What’s worst, is that different tools and services most often work in concert to share different gather data and collate them to make a better snapshot of their users than you’d imagine by reading the single information of each individual product. Many services are ultimately owned by the same corporation, or eventually end up being acquired by one. The major players in big-data collections are few in number, and we all known the names of those Internet giants. What is less known is what they do with all that data. You often discover that they are using it for market trends predictions, or that they are lending/reselling it to others, or sharing it with government agencies, etc. But it’s not always easy to know were the boundaries between speculation and truth lies there, although some good books and documenters have been scratching the surface of this problem.

The point is that if you want a secure OS you shouldn’t be using Windows, or macOS, at all. But then, you’ll also need to be careful about each single application you install, every service you subscribe to, etc. Being secure in the digital world is not an easy task, but you’ll find there’s a whole movement dedicated to Internet freedom and privacy, providing tools and guidelines on how to minimize risks.

This might be a good website to start from:

If you’re worried about your OS security, you should consider QubesOS:

This OS is designed to use a disposable VM for simple operations like opening a PDF or Doc file (which are very dangerous to open) so that even if they contain malicious code/macros they will be executing in a use-once sand-box.

And even with all these complex precautions, QubeOS is still describe as being a “reasonably secure operating system” — so, you can imagine how insecure an OS like Windows can be, in comparison.

Personally, in everyday life I often opt to accept that tools I like gather statistic about my usage. I’m not one of those who justify digital surveillance by saying “I’ve nothing to hide!”, which is terrible because privacy is about individual freedom and limiting the power of government and big corporations to interfere with our freedom. The point is that being aware as I am about how these OSs work, I believe that once you’ve installed them and use them, all these other privacy choices are just small details.

I need to use an OS like Windows for professional reasons, and I like it, even if I’m aware of its privacy issues. What really matters is being aware of the situation. Always assume your data is (or will be) accessible to someone, and act accordingly.

Thanks again. finally i got a mentor on github. very informative and supportive reply.