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#1 Re: Off-topic » Life after Firefox » Yesterday 22:05:24

I haven't looked longer at Midori. A while ago it only could do http/https and no other protocol. And with today's quick and dirty build, I got lost in GitLab because some stuff in GitLab's menu refused to cooperate with Midori.

Midori will not be my future browser.
Pasta and Ramen!

#2 Re: Off-topic » Life after Firefox » Yesterday 19:54:21

This one?


Debian/Sid has it and a quick and dirty rebuild on ASCII is doable.

#3 Re: Devuan » Unpackaged (hardcoded) kernel and bootloader on armhf » 2019-03-17 13:42:59

The kernels are not blocked by Devuan and so they show up in Devuan's merged package index. I have neither added apt pinning commands nor sources.list lines directly pointing to Debian repositories.

It started as experiment and I expected to have to redo a clean Devuan install afterwards, but it just works and so I kept it.

#4 Re: Devuan » Unpackaged (hardcoded) kernel and bootloader on armhf » 2019-03-17 11:05:06

This definitely needs a solution suitable to endusers.

...and for lazy yetis... ;-)

I got packaged kernels on Cubietrucks by installing Debian9 first and uptrans(?)grading it to Devuan2. It would be nice not having to do it this way again. And I expect Debian and Devuan to diverge, so maybe this will not stay an option forever.

And please don't tell this to my Devuan-ish RPIs... I haven't looked at this problem for them yet.

Maybe someone already has done this?

Please chisel it into wikistone...

#5 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » [solved] sysvinit: Most simple way to start command as user » 2019-03-09 15:16:49

Look for @reboot in man 5 crontab.
You can hook up auto-start jobs there without ever needing root's superpowers.
So it's somehow simpler than with sysvinit.

If you want to start a job logging to stdout or somewhen needing input (I use that for e.g. syncthing), start screen with @reboot and wire the desired job(s) into ~/.screenrc (similarly with tmux).

#6 Re: Devuan » Is some part of systemd running in ascii 2 ? » 2019-02-13 17:46:52

Maybe the last unavoidable systemd packages can be renamed to fake-$originalname_*.deb to make clear that they are harmless? Via provides $originalname dependices could be satisfied.

Would that possibly reduce the iterating questions about systemd pieces still present in Devuan?

#7 Re: Off-topic » Please suggest a completely open source ARM board with Cortex A53/A7 » 2019-02-11 18:32:26

alupoj wrote:

Can I then chroot from LibreCMC into another distro like Debian v8/v9 located on a USB flash drive?
Only text mode is needed, NO graphical desktop is needed.

I don't know LibreCMC but it smells a bit like OpenWrt.
Search for "kexec" which would even allow booting a different kernel from an already running one:

#8 Re: Off-topic » Please suggest a completely open source ARM board with Cortex A53/A7 » 2019-02-09 15:11:12

alupoj wrote:

Please suggest a netbook (tablet with a keyboard)

Oh yes!
An ARMish tablet/netbook is missing in my collection too!
I'd prefer long runtime per charge over computing power.

I confess not having tried Devuan on my Nokia N900 yet and am dreaming of at least 5"..7" because the N900 (3½") is far too tiny for these old eyes.

#10 Re: Off-topic » Devuan Based Home to Web Server using VPN/VPS Networking, Please Help » 2019-02-08 09:47:26

IK7 wrote:

so eventually I'd like to write a guide of sorts for people also afflicted with terminal network-itis who have similar fun little goals to achieve.

       / )
___   / /__
   |-'    _)
   |      _)
   |      _)

Maybe start developing this HowTo in the wiki?
Half baken stuff discussed in a forum sticks around forever. Stuff in a wiki can be boiled down to the essence on the main page while being discussed on the related discussion page and if neccesary can be easier taken over by new leaders than forum articles.

#11 Re: News & Announcements » [package bump request] Youtube-dl » 2019-01-13 17:46:19

We aren't discussing how to package the newest KiCad nightly!
Come on... one script only... it's a nice 1st contact to chiselling the first own deb!

#12 Re: News & Announcements » [package bump request] Youtube-dl » 2019-01-13 08:55:21

Dutch_Master wrote:

@golinux: No offense, but I'm not cool with your 'compile it yourself' advise every time someone asks for the inclusion of a new or updated package. Yes, I could compile stuff myself, but then I'd be installing s/w outside of the apt tool chain, so what's the use of that?

You can bake your own deb packages. So who is stopping you from packaging the stuff you compiled yourself? And with stuff that already is available in older versions it even is easier. You have a working example.

~$ apt-cache policy youtube-dl
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 2017.05.18.1-1
  Version table:
     2018.11.07-1~bpo9+1 100
        100 ascii-backports/main armhf Packages
     2017.05.18.1-1 500
        500 ascii/main armhf Packages

Having two examples patching in the diff to youtube-dl's 2019 version really shouldn't need magic!

#13 Re: Other Issues » Linux systemd Affected by Memory Corruption Vulnerabilities » 2019-01-11 15:08:15

I really hope for Systemd based OSes to evolve into their own direction, so that in a while (months sure will not be enough) they will be an own "digitope" or brand like e.g. Android or ChromeOS is today.

We should applaud on every add-on to Systemd that makes it more incompatible with classic Unixens to support this divergence!
Let them go!
In peace...
The faster, the better!
The farther away, the better!

#16 Re: Off-topic » Did anyone else come from crunchbang? » 2019-01-08 10:36:36

Heading towards gentoo.

Will I have an intelligent reply on this when I grow older?

#17 Re: Off-topic » Holiday thread/traditions » 2018-12-25 22:54:41

golinux wrote:

I do acknowledge the solstice and equinox - reminds me how small we are in the universe - and of course, the birth of Devuan.  LOLOLOL!

+42 \o/

So some days late but better than never: Happy midwinter!

#18 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Mr Boom, Bomberman clone for Devuan ? » 2018-12-01 22:27:10

spartrekus wrote:

Would you think that at some point, soon or later, Mr Boom, Bomberman clone will be available for Devuan ?

<charlie brown voice> Why me? </charlie brown voice>

I'm sitting in front of a Debian9 and I could build "" to live in "/opt/mrboom" without problems. Is that what you mean?

When started I see an into screen but have no idea how to continue from there. I'm not familiar with games. And it is noiiiiisyyyyy... :-(



The dependencies do not list "systemd", so I'm ommmmmmmmmptimistic, that it will build on ASCII as easy as on STRETCH.

Cleaned up extract from the shell's history:
(Use it line by line as hints because it was not tested as script.)

sudo apt-get install build-essential libsdl2-dev libmodplug-dev libsdl2-mixer-dev libminizip-dev

sudo install -o$(id -u) -g$(id -g) -m755 -d /opt/mrboom
mkdir /opt/mrboom/src
cd /opt/mrboom/src

git clone --depth=1
cd mrboom-libretro/
make clean
make mrboom LIBSDL2=1 PREFIX=/opt/mrboom
make mrboom LIBSDL2=1 PREFIX=/opt/mrboom install

make clean

The "Makefile" respects "$PREFIX" and "$DESTDIR", so packaging should be easy but that's beyond my current attention span.

#19 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Closest and fast Desktop like Qube for Linux? » 2018-11-28 23:09:04 wrote:
  • Impress everybody
    Improve your Windows Vista experience. CubeDesktop is the best Vista addon so far, adding to your desktop incredible 2D and 3D effects.
    Windows and desktops update in realtime, like Windows Vista new thumbnails, but in true 3D.
    Impress everybody that looks at your computer and change the way you work with it!

Ok... now I know that I'm not in the target group of it...

#20 Re: News & Announcements » We're now 800 strong here! » 2018-11-21 20:25:18

800 whats?
Active users?

Maybe I'm too far away to understand this without delay...

...or just undercaffeinated...

#21 Re: Other Issues » Autorun a script at boot » 2018-11-15 14:06:12

ilargi wrote:

Changed code in original message.


#22 Re: Other Issues » Autorun a script at boot » 2018-11-15 11:51:49

ilargi wrote:

Try this:

if [ -f $brightness ] && [ "$(cat $brightness)" != "3000" ]; then
	tee $brightness 3000
	tee $brightness 3000

...will wait for input instead of writing "3000" to the desired location. And create a file named "3000".

Can you please try your code before publishing it?

#23 Re: Other Issues » Autorun a script at boot » 2018-11-15 11:45:54


echo 3000 > $brightness

Such "tee" tricks typically are used because "sudo echo something >somewhere" still does the output redirection as the calling user because the redirection is done before "sudo" is run. "sudo tee somewhere" writes with "root" rights to "somewhere"  because "tee" opens "somewhere" and that happens with "root" superpowers due to "sudo". This all does not really matter in "rc.local" because the whole script already runs with "root" rights.

Switching the interpreter of "rc.local" to "/usr/bin/zsh" is not a good idea because "zsh" is not an essential package. System scripts should use "/bin/sh".

But ok: It's your system.

#24 Re: Other Issues » Autorun a script at boot » 2018-11-15 00:37:30

(yeti@kumari:23)/tmp$ cat -n 
     1  #!/bin/sh -e
     3  if [[ 1 = 1 ]] ; then
     4          echo 'boo!'
     5  fi
     7  tee <<< Moo.
(yeti@kumari:23)/tmp$ ./ 
./ 3: ./ [[: not found
./ 7: ./ Syntax error: redirection unexpected

#25 Re: Other Issues » Autorun a script at boot » 2018-11-14 22:46:22

Translate all BASHisms to standard SH because:

$ head -1 /etc/rc.local 
#!/bin/sh -e          

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