Academy Linux Fundamentals - Installing strace

My Son and I are going through the Linux Fundamentals together but in the Package Management lesson when trying to:

we continue to get:
Connecting to (||:80… failed: Connection timed out.
Connecting to (||:80…

We have tried wget from other locations but still haven’t had any luck. Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.


The problem is not your command - I tested it locally and it works fine.

I think the problem is that the Parrot VM for the challenge blocks outgoing HTTP requests to all domains except - if you look at the optional challenge included in the section it only asks you to try to install a package from You can test this by trying to wget any other site - wget, wget, everything fails except

Basically, you’re doing everything right, but the machine isn’t set up to do anything except github stuff.