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#1 2020-09-23 22:38:36

Altoid
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Registered: 2017-05-07
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Refracta2usb not in Beowulf repo?

Hello:

Can't find refracta2usb in the Beowulf repository.
I recall the same thing happening when I wanted to install it in ascii but cannot recall how that got solved.

Also ...

On installing refractasnapshot-gui I got these warnings:

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Setting up live-tools (1:20171207) ...
update-rc.d: warning: start and stop actions are no longer supported; falling back to defaults
update-rc.d: warning: start runlevel arguments (none) do not match live-tools Default-Start values (S)
Setting up uuid-runtime (2.33.1-0.1+devuan1~beowulf2) ...
Adding group `uuidd' (GID 118) ...
Done.

Warning: The home dir /run/uuidd you specified can't be accessed: No such file or directory
Adding system user `uuidd' (UID 111) ...
Adding new user `uuidd' (UID 111) with group `uuidd' ...
Not creating home directory `/run/uuidd'.
Warning: The home dir /run/uuidd you specified can't be accessed: No such file or directory

So I checked and found a uuidd group so I added myself to it.

The directory /run/uuidd exists.

/$ locate /run/uuidd
/run/uuidd
/run/uuidd/request
/run/uuidd/uuidd.pid
/$ 

Is there something I should do about the update-rc.d: warnings?

I also got this:

cryptsetup: WARNING: The initramfs image may not contain cryptsetup binaries 
nor crypto modules. If that's on purpose, you may want to uninstall the 
'cryptsetup-initramfs' package in order to disable the cryptsetup initramfs 
integration and avoid this warning.

Should I uninstall the 'cryptsetup-initramfs' package?
I'm not using encryption (for now) but would need it if I eventually decide to use tomb.
Although not sure it is worth it as it is described as being for fairly strong encryption.

Thanks in advance,

A.

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#2 2020-09-24 00:25:12

golinux
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Re: Refracta2usb not in Beowulf repo?

Doesn't look like it's ever been in the repos.  You can get it here.

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#3 2020-09-24 14:19:08

Altoid
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Posts: 504  

Re: Refracta2usb not in Beowulf repo?

Hello:

golinux wrote:

... like it's ever been ...

Seems so.

Any idea why?
ie: why Debian does not have it in its repository?

golinux wrote:

... get it here.

Thanks a lot.  8⁾)

What can you tell me about the warning messages?
ie: update-rc.d and cryptsetup.

Cheers,

A.

Last edited by Altoid (2020-09-24 14:26:05)

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#4 2020-09-24 16:10:31

fsmithred
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Re: Refracta2usb not in Beowulf repo?

Refracta tools have never been in the debian repos, and refracta2usb won't be in the devuan repo until I clean up the code. It's ugly code, but it still works. I dread making any changes to it.

Do yourself a favor and get rid of live-tools. It's not needed. Install without Recommends to avoid it. All it does is divert update-initramfs to a special version for live systems that seems to be completely useless.

Cryptsetup is infinitely more useful. Keep it.

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#5 2020-09-24 16:57:15

Altoid
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Re: Refracta2usb not in Beowulf repo?

Hello:

fsmithred wrote:

Refracta tools have never been in the debian ...
... refracta2usb won't be in the devuan repo until I clean up the code.

OK.

fsmithred wrote:

... ugly code, but it still works.

Indeed ...   =^)

fsmithred wrote:

... dread making any changes ...

I know that feeling too well ...

fsmithred wrote:

... get rid of live-tools. It's not needed.
Install without Recommends ...

The Beowulf installation I'm working on is a net-install which I expected to be bare-bones by design.
But live-tools seems to have been installed either by the net-install installation process itself or something else.

~$ apt list | grep -i live-tools
live-tools/stable,now 1:20171207 all [installed,automatic]  <--- came with what?
~$ su -

I certainly don't recall installing it.

I've removed it as per your suggestion.
Did not drag anything along with it.   =^)

fsmithred wrote:

Cryptsetup is infinitely more useful.

I'll keep it.

Thanks for your input.

Cheers,

A.

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#6 2020-09-24 18:52:16

fsmithred
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Re: Refracta2usb not in Beowulf repo?

The installer includes Recommends by default. If you wanted to alter that, you could switch to another virtual console with alt-F2 during the install and make a 00norecommends file in /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/ that contains 

APT::Install-Recommends "no";

Do that after the package manager is configured but before tasksel starts installing packages.
alt-F1 to get back to the installer.

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#7 2020-09-24 20:51:00

Altoid
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Re: Refracta2usb not in Beowulf repo?

Hello:

fsmithred wrote:

... installer includes Recommends by default.

I see.

Not so 'bare-bones' as I expected a net-install to be.

fsmithred wrote:

... switch to another virtual console with alt-F2 during the install and make a 00norecommends file in /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/ that contains 

APT::Install-Recommends "no";

... after the package manager is configured but before tasksel starts installing packages.
alt-F1 to get back to the installer.

Thanks for the heads-up, good to know.
I'm not doing installations so often, but I'll keep it in mind.

On the other hand, maybe it would be easier to make a list of the Recommends included in the net-install and a script to purge them when the installation is finished and you are logged in as root for the first time.

Followed by a double portion of apt install -f ...   8^D !!!
Just in case.

Thanks for your input.

Cheers,

A.

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#8 2020-09-25 07:54:19

PedroReina
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Registered: 2019-01-13
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Re: Refracta2usb not in Beowulf repo?

Altoid wrote:
fsmithred wrote:

... installer includes Recommends by default.

Not so 'bare-bones' as I expected a net-install to be.
maybe it would be easier to make a list of the Recommends included in the net-install and a script to purge them when the installation is finished

Devuan is absolutely hackable. We all like this. The hack from fsmithred is a good example. Thank you.

I always use Expert install from net-install. My hack is not configure package manager and use my own scripts on first log in the installed system.

Enjoy your own hack smile

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