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#1 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Build EL Distro based on Devuan, Help! » Today 14:59:17

Also note that it is a very-bad-idea to use the suite names in sources.list because Devuan and Debian are not always in sync.  It is safer to use codenames to avoid unintended consequences.  Please see

#2 Re: Other Issues » php7.4-fpm has a dependency on systemd » 2020-07-10 18:58:33

steve_v wrote:

Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action. Four times is Official GNOME Policy.

Repeated for truth.  Best signature ever!

#3 Re: Other Issues » [Solved] linux-5.6.0-0.bpo.2 stucks at "waiting for /dev.... udevd" » 2020-07-08 20:38:24

Gnome has some rough edges period and does not play well with others.  I have a hard time understanding why anyone would want to use it especially on a distribution whose philosophy leans in the opposite direction of Gnome's.  Classic square peg|round hole thinking.

Case in point:

#4 Re: Installation » How to get java8 on devuan3? » 2020-07-08 20:33:20

Any judgmental evaluation has multiple perspectives.  Best to be aware of them all.  wink

#5 Re: Installation » How to get java8 on devuan3? » 2020-07-07 22:41:14

IdeaFix wrote:

Devuan is not reliable and it is impossible to use devuan for serious purposes.

LOL!  That would depend on your definition of "serious purposes".  Perhaps the issue is not Devuan but your purposes!

#6 Re: Forum Feedback » Why Fie? » 2020-07-06 16:45:58

Tatwi wrote:

When starting the Debian/Devuan normal installer (full or net-install), there is an option for "Graphical Installer", which is functionally identical to the NCurses "DOS knockoff", but it looks prettier. Functionally, this installer is perfectly fine and visually the graphical version is also fine. Every step is clear and well documented and it's not possible to reach the end of the installer without having a working system.

Note that this option is no longer available in Beowulf and probably beyond.

#7 Re: Installation » How to get java8 on devuan3? » 2020-07-02 16:53:22

That depends.  I have some wheezy pkgs running on jessie without issue.

#8 Re: Installation » How to get java8 on devuan3? » 2020-07-01 22:41:40

Or directly from the Devuan repos.  That is the preferred way to install Debian packages on Devuan: … elease=any

#10 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » [SOLVED]Detached signature file(s) » 2020-06-30 22:38:30

From the Devuan website:

Devuan has a network of package repository mirrors in place. The mirror network is accessible using the FQDN “” via http NOT https. Country Codes (CC) are currently unavailable but a specific mirror from the list can be accessed using the corresponding BaseURL.

Instructions for getting the keyring can also be found on the website at:

#15 Re: Installation » ?? Manual Upgrade to Beowulf from Ascii 2.1 ?? » 2020-06-25 20:09:46

Definition of "quote":

quote kwōt►

    intransitive verb
    To repeat or copy (words from a source such as a book), usually with acknowledgment of the source.
    intransitive verb
    To repeat or copy the words of (a person or a book or other source).

#17 Re: Installation » ?? Manual Upgrade to Beowulf from Ascii 2.1 ?? » 2020-06-24 01:42:00

If ascii is fully upgraded, you should be good to go.

In Synaptic there is an option under "Status" for "Installed (auto removable)".  Some other options are also available if you poke a around a bit.  I am rather sloppy about tending to such things . . .

#18 Re: Installation » ?? Manual Upgrade to Beowulf from Ascii 2.1 ?? » 2020-06-23 01:21:39

Yes. I checked and saw that bit of advice is not in the documentation.  Should probably be added . . . prior knowledge should never be assumed.  I'll leave it to someone more versed in upgrades to give you advice about where to go from where you are.

#19 Re: Installation » ?? Manual Upgrade to Beowulf from Ascii 2.1 ?? » 2020-06-23 00:52:37

Did you upgrade ascii before changing your sources list to beowulf?

This is a comment not an answer to your question(s).   I use synaptic most of the time. I also usually start from scratch with a new install so I don't have many upgrades under my belt.  I know you have your reasons but I would never trust a dist upgrade to synaptic. I would do it in a terminal.  Just my .02.

I hope it works out for you . . .

#20 Re: DIY » [HowTo] runit-init as PID1 » 2020-06-22 18:57:27

Thanks for doing this.  smile Did you send him a link to this post? IIRC, runit will not be officially supported until the Beowulf point release.

#23 Re: Forum Feedback » Ascii to Beowulf » 2020-06-18 16:44:28

That's quite a rant but has no useful description of what you did to get to beowulf.   Did you read the Release Notes and follow the installation documentation?

#24 Re: Forum Feedback » How do I start a new post » 2020-06-18 16:03:03

davelorenzo wrote:

I cannot find how to post on this forum? I can reply but how do I post something myself?

Go to any forum topic for example

You'll see the forum title and under that pagination on the left and the option to post a new topic on the right:

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#25 Re: Installation » ASCII repositories » 2020-06-08 20:09:18

Let's see a copy of your sources.list

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