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#1 Re: ARM Builds » [Solved] Why no netinst ISO for arm? » 2020-06-20 20:32:12 … r/Makefile

The sed "s/__LINUX_IMAGE__/... lines patch in the kernel deb's name into a copy of the config template and the kernels are in the standard Debian repos for those arches.

#2 Re: ARM Builds » [Solved] Why no netinst ISO for arm? » 2020-06-20 17:32:06

DeBIan has Raspberry kernel updates in their unofficial RPI images. Was kinda suicidal when I looked at it last summer. Kernel updates screwed up the boot config. Should work now.

#3 Re: ARM Builds » [Solved] Why no netinst ISO for arm? » 2020-06-18 22:53:01

Altoid wrote:
yeti wrote:

... official RPi images never got kernel updates.

No idea ...
Is there/would there be a reason for that?

Search the kernel image in the list of installed packages.

#4 Re: ARM Builds » [Solved] Why no netinst ISO for arm? » 2020-06-18 21:34:42

IIRC the old official RPi images never got kernel updates.
Did that change now?

#5 Re: ARM Builds » [Solved] Why no netinst ISO for arm? » 2020-06-17 12:23:45

Camtaf wrote:

(((...))), but the RPi brigade do want ready to install images... smile


#6 Re: Off-topic » Midnight Commander » 2020-05-10 01:27:43

Look for mc.ext in man 1 mc.

#7 Re: Off-topic » HyperbolaBSD Roadmap relevance to Devuan » 2020-05-09 06:09:51

Nili wrote:

There are holes everywhere, from hardware to software. One issue will be closed another one will come out.

We totally are in the complexity trap and should rethink what we really need.
You want everything?
Then you get every bug too!
It is that simple.

#8 Re: News & Announcements » Bound to happen ... » 2020-04-07 06:04:06

I just wrote some lines elsewhere about backdoors and dataleaks in phone apps and that I think that 99.674352% of the users care more about having always the newest and flashy toys than for their privacy and security.

Systemd is for this type of users.
And they are many.

I'm only waiting for systemd additionally forcing some app stores into the systems and I'm damn curios about Debian's reaction when Mr.P. tells Debian to ditch APT in favour of his packages system.


#9 Re: Off-topic » New Release! » 2020-04-01 19:38:05

bgstack15 wrote:

I know people that would actually like this, and that aren't just 10-year-olds.

And ponysay seems way better than cowsay. Just sayin'... ANSI art! is the bigger brother of the above.

#10 Off-topic » New Release! » 2020-04-01 17:34:10

Replies: 2

One year has passed... here it is... the next major release:

PonyOS 6.0 — An OS for Everypony!


GitHub Release Page

#11 Re: News & Announcements » Linux 5.6 kernel release news » 2020-03-30 22:22:21

A self defense strategy:⁽¹⁾

Spies everywhere. Not only in the homes of our friends⁽²⁾, they (and you too?) also carry these bugs around in your pockets. Everyone with such a spy in their room or pocket should clearly be marked as agent of the dark forces.

Wearable Cone Of Silence Protects You From Prying Ears

I hope the above gets minimised and widely available soon!

1: Or as your favourite terminal might show: xkcd_1807 (listening)
2: Can they still be friends, when they willingly carry the ears of the dark force into YOUR life?

#13 Re: Installation » bood manager ?? » 2020-02-22 17:10:23

Ich dacht schon fast, die Sachsen kommen.

#14 Re: Off-topic » HyperbolaBSD Roadmap relevance to Devuan » 2020-02-19 19:30:10

1. Hitchhiker 3: wrote:

(41) ''I thought,'' he said, ''that if the world was going to end we were meant to lie down or put a paper bag over our head or something.''
(42) ''If you like, yes,'' said Ford.
(43) ''That's what they told us in the army,'' said  the  man,  and  his eyes began the long trek back down to his whisky.
(44) ''Will that help?'' asked the barman.
(45) ''No,'' said Ford and gave him a friendly smile.  ''Excuse  me,''  he said, ''I've got to go.'' With a wave, he left.

I think it's too early for last orders. Instead we just should continue to use Devuan.

#15 Re: Off-topic » HyperbolaBSD Roadmap relevance to Devuan » 2020-02-06 22:33:50

HevyDevy wrote:

I believe re-basing Devuan on any bsd, whether it be netbsd or openbsd etc would be missing the point of Devuan entirely?


In your words: Debian is missing the point of Debian!

Debian aimed at being the Universal Operating System providing a similar userland on different architectures and even kernels. Debian/Hurd and Debian/kFreeBSD seem to be the last  remembered survivors of this goal now barely living in some intensive care units somewhere in a hidden ivory tower.

So porting a De??an sibling to e.g. the NetBSD kernel, just would revive the old dreams.


#16 Re: Off-topic » systemE: a lightweight systemd replacement written in Emacs lisp » 2020-02-03 06:28:21

ToxicExMachina wrote:

Text editor: not yet (again)

The editor is fine!
Especially LP & RR with Org/Babel is fun. \o/

Ok. If I could get the same functionality based on e.g. Python, I wouldn't insist of doing it with a Lisp under the hood.

And unluckily with the De??an packaged Emacs I can neither use the WebKit features, nor Emacs as WM. But I'll get there... sommmmmmmmeday... currenly lots of more urgent things have a higher priority.

#17 Re: DIY » KISS: a new systemd-free distribution that aims to "keep it simple" » 2020-02-02 11:08:08

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Yes, source-based distributions are certainly an aquired taste but the customisation possibilities are interesting, especially with KISS' language-agnostic packaging system.

Endless possibilities... and only an AMD64 version?
Or am I just overlooking the hidden endless list of architectures and ports?

#19 Re: DIY » Howwww... aaaabout some Dev1 backgrounds, hey? » 2020-01-23 05:23:07

Tobyb1906 wrote:

Has anyone got the wallpaper by ThurahT please. The last one posted 14/10/17, unfortunately the link is dead all it leads to is a small image 450x 280ish. … pqjgmo.tgz

#20 Re: Installation » Mate: Ascii to Beowulf Migration » 2020-01-20 10:20:49

golinux wrote:

My brief encounter with Ubuntu about 15 years ago quickly cured me of the sudo thing.

For me sudo feels like a good idea. I do less as root if I only need to prefix the lines really needing superpowers with sudo. su -c '...' is ugly at best but de facto unusable for a focussed workflow and completely switching to a root shell makes one do everything as root and this increases the risks a lot. I did that long enough in my early Unix admin days and I did not cause disasters, but I really like being able to do less as root thanks to sudo and only can recommend using sudo or her younger sisters.

#21 Re: Devuan » Debian considering going systemd init only » 2020-01-12 01:43:03

Maybe the initrd complains about the missing firmware and after switching to the real root the module is found and so loaded when needed?

#22 Re: Devuan » Debian considering going systemd init only » 2020-01-09 04:16:33

GNUser wrote:

By virtue of not being Linux, OpenBSD (as-is) does not suffer from linuxland woes.

How long?
And what about the other BSDs?
In "The Tragedy of systemd" a FreeBSD member praises what systemd all does right and mentions experiments in FreeBSD to implement systemd like stuff that already have taken place but are fruitless up to now. I expect that to only be a delay instead of an end of such ideas in FreeBSD.

OpenBSD may resist a bit, byte or even longer. Never underestimate an angry Theo!   \o/

GNUser wrote:

By virtue of not being Linux, OpenBSD (as-is) does not suffer from linuxland woes.

How long?
What if the big players in the dimension userland start to insist that the systemd kernel extensions have to be present? Pulling systemd related implants from lots of ridiculously huge applications will converge to impossible because of the lacking woman power.

Optimism is caused by the lack of information.

#23 Re: Devuan » Debian has fallen. What now? » 2019-12-30 16:57:35

GPL ... HELP!!! Someone could use my code! Lets jail it for it's own security!
BSD ... Someone uses my code! YAYYYYYY! \o/

#24 Re: Devuan » Debian has fallen. What now? » 2019-12-30 16:56:02

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

But the BSDs have an evil licence that allows corporations to steal the code and not feed back their improvements.

If MS couldn't have used BSD's TCP stack for their 1st IP support, we'd have 2 only 82.783% compatible internets now.
Did that hurt BSD?

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

One of the reasons why Linux has been so successful is because companies are forced to make their development available to all.

I heavily doubt this.

#25 Re: Devuan » Debian considering going systemd init only » 2019-12-28 14:46:50

aut0exec wrote:

Didn't go as badly as thought but not as promising either. :-/

This result's "we support exploring alternatives" suffix will not fruit.
This result will make some overly optimistic and/or inert users stay with Debian instead of looking for an alternative.

More is lost than gained with this wishy-washy result.

Let's just face reality: Debian is "systemd only" now.

Let's use a new thread for brainstorming forward.

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