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#1 2019-12-15 06:48:20

cyberguy
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Registered: 2019-11-03
Posts: 2  

usr merge in Devuan Ascii

I am writing below what worked for me, please do this at your own risk !!!

The dependencies for the package usrmerge available in Beowulf are

debconf (>= 0.5) | debconf-2.0
perl:any
libfile-find-rule-perl

as given in https://pkginfo.devuan.org/stage/beowul … ge_21.html

since usrmerge is not available for Ascii, but debconf 1.5.61 and perl are already installed in any standard ascii installation , after installing 'libfile-find-rule-perl' using apt or apt-get, download "usrmerge" from either Devuan Beowulf or Debian Buster and install it manually using

sudo dpkg --install usrmerge_21_all.deb

You will receive a prompt that the procedure cannot be reversed, and when confirmed the package will be successfully installed.

if you do this on an installation where /usr and / are in seperate partitions, you should run

sudo update-initramfs -k all -u

before you reboot.

Last edited by cyberguy (2019-12-15 06:48:51)

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#2 2019-12-15 07:14:16

golinux
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Registered: 2016-11-25
Posts: 2,076  

Re: usr merge in Devuan Ascii

Just an fyi that the default in beowulf will be NOT to merge but there will be an option in the installer if you want to do the merge.

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