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#1 2019-11-26 14:16:57

Altoid
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Registered: 2017-05-07
Posts: 292  

Strange Synaptic issue

Hello:

I have two devuan installations on my rig.

The one on my hard drive/s ...

groucho@devuan:~$ uname -a
Linux devuan 4.9.0-11-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.189-3+deb9u2 (2019-11-11) x86_64 GNU/Linux
groucho@devuan:~$ 

... and onother on Oracle VM Virtualbox.

groucho@devuan:~$ uname -a
Linux devuan 4.9.0-11-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.189-3+deb9u2 (2019-11-11) x86_64 GNU/Linux
groucho@devuan:~$ 

The first installation started off as jessie a good while ago and is now ascii up to date.

The virtual installation is up to date and was built upon the ascii 2.0.0 VM downloaded here:

https://files.devuan.org/devuan_ascii/virtual/

As I am trying to put together a minimal live ascii to use as a sort of a rescue installaiton, for coherence's sake I use the same /etc/apt/sources.list in both systems:

HD installation:

groucho@devuan:~$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list
## package repositories

# Changed - 20180619

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

# needed x virtualbox backport - enable to update package
deb http://deb.devuan.org/devuan/ ascii-proposed main contrib non-free 
deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ ascii-backports non-free contrib main 

# needed x nvidia non-free drivers installation
deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ ascii contrib 
deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ ascii non-free 
groucho@devuan:~$ 

VM installation:

groucho@devuan:~$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list
## package repositories

# Changed - 20191126

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

# needed x virtualbox backport - enable to update package
deb http://deb.devuan.org/devuan/ ascii-proposed main contrib non-free 
deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ ascii-backports non-free contrib main 

# needed x nvidia non-free drivers installation
deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ ascii contrib 
deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ ascii non-free 

groucho@devuan:~$ 

I was starting to install refractasnapshot-base when I noticed that refractasnapshot-gui was not listed.
But I had seen it.

So I moused over to my HD installation and indeed, synaptic lists five options when I search for refracta

refracta2usb 2.3.6
refractainstaller-base 9.5.3
refractainstaller-gui 9.5.3
refractasnapshot-base 10.1.1
refractasnapshot-gui 10.0.2

So why should synaptic from my VM show me only these three options?

refractainstaller-base 9.5.3
refractainstaller-gui 9.5.3
refractasnapshot-base 10.1.1

I can't understand how this could be possible, I'm using the same repositories.
Am I missing something here?

Thanks in advance,

A.

Last edited by Altoid (2019-11-26 14:18:09)

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#2 2019-11-26 14:53:42

fsmithred
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Registered: 2016-11-25
Posts: 1,318  

Re: Strange Synaptic issue

It's because I did something sneaky and you did something you don't remember.

1. There's no refractasnapshot-gui in ascii because yad uses gtk3 and some of the windows had their buttons off-screen. So I pulled it before the first release of ascii.

2. In beowulf/ceres I fixed refractasnapshot-gui so that you can see all the buttons in the windows. If you installed from the 2.1 desktop-live, you got a newer version of refractasnapshot-gui that's not in the ascii repo. (I slipped it in.)

3. If you didn't install from 2.1 desktop-live, then you got it from the same place you got refracta2usb, which is not in any devuan repo. (i.e. from my sourceforge site - https://sourceforge.net/projects/refracta/ ) You can use the latest versions from sourceforge or download the beowulf or ceres packages and use them in ascii. Use same version of -base and -gui. (note: 10.2.6 through 10.2.9 are the same. We had to keep incrementing the version due to a bug in the build system that wouldn't let us build the same version twice.)

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#3 2019-11-26 15:20:00

Altoid
Member
Registered: 2017-05-07
Posts: 292  

Re: Strange Synaptic issue

Hello:

fsmithred wrote:

It's because I did something sneaky ...

Aha !

fsmithred wrote:

... and you did something you don't remember.

That's for sure ...  =-/

fsmithred wrote:

... no refractasnapshot-gui in ascii because ...
... I pulled it before the first release of ascii.

OK

fsmithred wrote:

If you installed from the 2.1 desktop-live ...

I don't think I have anything 2.1 installed.

My HD install started off as jessie more than two years ago and my VM is the one I mentioned in my OP.

fsmithred wrote:

... you got it from the same place you got refracta2usb, which is not in any devuan repo.

I see.

What Synaptic is telling me is that it is installed in my system, not that it is available in the repository.
Sounds like something that could be added to the UI.

The Installed (local or obsolete) Status list shows only two:

refracta2usb 2.3.6
refractasnapshot-gui 10.0.2.

The Installed (manual) Status list shows all five:

refracta2usb 2.3.6
refractainstaller-base 9.5.3
refractainstaller-gui 9.5.3
refractasnapshot-base 10.1.1
refractasnapshot-gui 10.0.2

fsmithred wrote:

... latest versions from sourceforge or download the beowulf or ceres packages and use them in ascii.
Use same version of -base and -gui.

OK.

Thanks for the knowledge shared. 

Cheers,

A.

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