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#1 2019-09-26 12:02:26

coyotito
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Registered: 2019-09-26
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wvdial - solved

This is not in the live system and I have only a 4g modem connection here.
I would need to manually download it and deps and install either in live or after install.

Is it possible to find and devuan packages on the internet (I just use some debian/ubuntu debs I guess)

Last edited by coyotito (2019-09-27 09:52:33)

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#2 2019-09-26 12:28:42

HevyDevy
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Registered: 2019-09-06
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Re: wvdial - solved

Maybe you mean wvdial and not vwdial ?

I could not find that package under devuan git here https://git.devuan.org/devuan-packages  but seeing as devuan is a fork of debian the debian package should be ok to download and install provided you have the correct depends.

https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=wvdial

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#3 2019-09-26 14:43:42

golinux
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Re: wvdial - solved

It wouldn't be in devuan-packages because we pull it directly from Debian unaltered.   It most certainly can be accessed through the Devuan repos.

https://pkginfo.devuan.org/cgi-bin/d1pk … elease=any

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#4 2019-09-26 14:48:30

coyotito
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Re: wvdial - solved

Thanks! yes of course. Yes, it has 2-3 deps.
it is in this package search page  https://pkginfo.devuan.org/stage/ascii/ … 1-4.1.html

These files are very small and it would help people with only a 4g modem connection if they were in the live image.
The only distros I have seen that include them are antiX (systemd free light Debian) and Salix. But debian/ubuntu debs should work - I cannot find a way to get the debs from the devuan repo before I have the system online. Not a major problem.  Debian oldstable debs should be fine and easy to download manually.

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#5 2019-09-26 15:49:53

fsmithred
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Re: wvdial - solved

I didn't think anyone was still using wvdial. It's now on my TODO list, so it will most likely be added in some future release. (probably beowulf)

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#6 2019-09-26 21:48:35

coyotito
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Re: wvdial - solved

Wvdial is a very effective tool and in fact easy to use. The antiX devs made a config file generator for it that works fine - my config file I think I just copied from the net.
The reason I use it is that Networkmanager/nm-applet stopped working with my Huawei 4g modem (it worked for several years without problems).
Then there are not so many options. Getting hold of the files manually is not hard at all just a hassle. Debian Jessie versions ought to work without modification.

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