The officially official Devuan Forum!

You are not logged in.

#1 2018-03-19 12:20:34

brday
Member
Registered: 2017-07-30
Posts: 23  

Devuan Ascii Beta and repositories!

Hello here, to the times over here!

I'm testing Devuan ascii beta on virtualbox, and continues with the  old software, which are the ascii repositories to automatically update the package and software?

Note:
         Synaptic  will not open when you click, any solution?.

The current repositories of ascii is:

# 

# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 2.0.0-beta _Ascii_ - Official amd64 DVD Bina$

# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 2.0.0-beta _Ascii_ - Official amd64 DVD Bina$

deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged ascii main
deb-src http://deb.devuan.org/merged ascii main

# ascii-security, previously known as 'volatile'
deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged ascii-security main non-free
deb-src http://deb.devuan.org/merged ascii-security main non-free

Last edited by brday (2018-03-19 12:26:27)

Offline

#2 2018-03-19 15:06:40

Andre4freedom
Member
Registered: 2017-11-15
Posts: 18  

Re: Devuan Ascii Beta and repositories!

Synaptic will not work when started from the xfce menu: the path is wrong...
You can start synaptic either
- as root (even from the menu, or in the shell) or
- gksu synaptic (as an ordinary user with sudo group-membership)

I would do it the old way:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Important: set up the repos first!
BTW: there are ASCII-Beta isos!
There is good documentation in this forum. Find it. Good luck!

Offline

#3 2018-03-19 23:46:34

brday
Member
Registered: 2017-07-30
Posts: 23  

Re: Devuan Ascii Beta and repositories!

Andre4freedom wrote:

Important: set up the repos first!
BTW: there are ASCII-Beta isos!
There is good documentation in this forum. Find it. Good luck!


It seems that you haven't read it right, the open topic is from the ISO Beta ASCII that I was testing in virtualbox.

Last edited by brday (2018-03-19 23:47:01)

Offline

#4 2018-03-20 11:57:43

fsmithred
Administrator
Registered: 2016-11-25
Posts: 927  

Re: Devuan Ascii Beta and repositories!

You have ascii and ascii-security in your sources. You could add ascii-updates.

The deb-src lines are for source packages. Unless you're planning on creating .deb packages, you can comment those lines.

The problem with synaptic (and gparted and just about anything else that requires root privileges) is that pkexec is broken. One workaround as mentioned above is to start it from a terminal as root. Another option is to edit the .desktop file so it runs a different command. Change the line that has 'Exec=synaptic-pkexec' to one of the following.

Exec=gksu synaptic
or
Exec=xterm -e 'su -c synaptic'

or replace xterm with your favorite terminal.

Note: you don't need to be in the sudo group to use gksu.
Note2: if you are in the sudo group, synaptic might work from the menu without editing the .desktop file. (It did for me in a test install.)

Offline

#5 2018-03-21 12:33:04

brday
Member
Registered: 2017-07-30
Posts: 23  

Re: Devuan Ascii Beta and repositories!

fsmithred wrote:

You have ascii and ascii-security in your sources. You could add ascii-updates.

Another option is to edit the .desktop file so it runs a different command. Change the line that has 'Exec=synaptic-pkexec' to one of the following.

Exec=gksu synaptic
or
Exec=xterm -e 'su -c synaptic'

or replace xterm with your favorite terminal.

Note: you don't need to be in the sudo group to use gksu.
Note2: if you are in the sudo group, synaptic might work from the menu without editing the .desktop file. (It did for me in a test install.)

How to proceed to add for ascci updates? Wich is the of .desktop  directory?


I tried to open synaptic or gparted  from sudo  group and it does not open.

Offline

#6 2018-03-21 23:44:40

fsmithred
Administrator
Registered: 2016-11-25
Posts: 927  

Re: Devuan Ascii Beta and repositories!

Edit /etc/apt/sources.list to add the following line. (Or add it in synaptic however you add sources in synaptic) You can add non-free and contrib to the end of this line if you need those.

deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged ascii-updates main

Then run apt-get update (Or however you update the cache in synaptic. Reload?)

Edit the Exec line in /usr/share/applications/synaptic.desktop with either of the examples I gave you above.

Offline

Board footer