sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:ethereum/ethereum

PPA name not found Utility to add PPA repositories in your debian machine /usr/sbin/add-apt-repository ppa:user/ppa-name

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This isn't related to Ethereum.

It's due to your Kali installation not having the correct apt-related packages installed.

You'll need to install them first. There are various1 articles2 on the internet on how to do this. Alternatively, add the PPA by hand.

Or... just download the pre-built binaries from the Downloads page.

  • (Having said this, I'm sure that when Kali was BackTrack, there were some mechanisms in place to make adding PPAs deliberately difficult, presumably for security reasons... ) Commented Feb 16, 2018 at 13:08

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