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OWASP Linux packaging

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The plan for this page is to document how OWASP projects should go about creating and distributing Linux packages.

But right now it just documents where we are right now, initially based on this thread in the Leaders list.

Existing repos


The OWASP Web Testing Environment Project has its own repo: which contains various OWASP projects.

To update projects from this repo use commands like:

$ sudo echo "deb OWASP Mantra OS / #OWASP WTE Stable Repository" >> /etc/apt/sources.list

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install owasp-wte-zap


[BackTrack] has its own repository which includes various OWASP projects.

Note that you really need to download and install BackTrack and download the projects from within it.

Mantra OS

OWASP Mantra OS is planning its own repository, which will include various OWASP projects.

Work in progress - ZAP repos

Work is ongoing to add the OWASP Zed Attack Proxy Project into key upstream distros. The progress will be documented here and will hopefully become a template that other projects can reuse.


It turns out someone had already started a ZAP project:

This has now been cloned and work is ongoing to make this official:


Not started.


Not started.