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#26 2020-05-14 03:50:36

Astara
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Registered: 2020-05-05
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Re: First time install; how do I access rest of packages on DVD(on usb)

golinux wrote:

@Astara . . . Do you by any chance have "testing" in your sources.list?  If, yes you might have pulled in Debian Bullseye.  Always use the Devuan release name in your sources.

Not that I know -- only went, at first for the DVD and selected sections from ascii for 'non-free main contrib'.

I had the prob after booting from that DVD of not being able to install gcc due to previously mentioned error -- that's when I started looking for
other sources on net as I thought I was missing one or more packages.

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#27 2020-05-14 23:10:07

fsmithred
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Registered: 2016-11-25
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Re: First time install; how do I access rest of packages on DVD(on usb)

Astara wrote:

What's different about beowulf v. ascii? 
Maybe I should switch to beowulf if it has option to disable /usrmerge.

Why did ascii go with a forced usr mrg when it isn't being forced on beowulf?

I got /usr merged in one ascii install that I did when ascii was still in testing (Nov. 2017). It no longer does that.

I don't know of any way to undo it.

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#28 2020-05-14 23:52:57

ralph.ronnquist
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From: Clifton Hill, Victoria, AUS
Registered: 2016-11-30
Posts: 417  

Re: First time install; how do I access rest of packages on DVD(on usb)

To unmerge is possible but slightly tedious. It just means to move any binary that installs as "/bin/X" (and thus wrongly has falled into "/usr/bin/X" due to /bin-->/usr/bin) back into a proper /bin directory. Likewise for /lib and /usr/lib, although that has the additional complication of getting dynamic libraries re-registered (ldconfig).

Eg a command

dpkg -l | awk '{print $2;}' | xargs -n1 dpkg -L | grep ^/bin/

will tell you which programs are supposed to be in /bin. Similarly for /lib.

But it is a bit tedious.

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