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#1 2024-06-11 11:52:14

tlathm
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Registered: 2017-11-25
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[SOLVED] Bookworm to Daedalus migration has Debian base-files?

I've completed a migration of a Debian Bookworm VM (on Rackspace) from Bookworm to Daedalus as noted here:

https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?id=6652

The only issue I ran into was that, apparently because that Bookworm install had interface names of enX0/enX1 and Daedalus has eth0/eth1 (as we actually wanted) the network wasn't configured automatically...so I had to create the interfaces file manually. All that worked fine.

Just today we noticed that there was no /etc/devuan_release file, and it's because the base-files is from Debian. Here's the apt policy for that, and I don't quite understand it:

apt policy base-files
base-files:
  Installed: 12.4+deb12u4
  Candidate: 12.4+deb12u4
  Version table:
 *** 12.4+deb12u4 100
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     12.4devuan3 500
        500 http://deb.devuan.org/merged daedalus/main amd64 Packages

Clearly that 12.4devuan3 from the devuan repo is the one I want. What on earth is that first one that shows /var/lib/dpkg/status instead of repo information? Not getting that at all. I've found a similar issue posted here but nothing in that helped.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

EDIT: OK. I've at least found out that that /var/lib/dpkg/status means that it's installed but that it doesn't know the repository. I'm still trying to figure out how to get the proper version installed.

Tom

Last edited by tlathm (2024-06-11 11:59:44)

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#2 2024-06-11 12:07:40

ralph.ronnquist
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From: Battery Point, Tasmania, AUS
Registered: 2016-11-30
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Re: [SOLVED] Bookworm to Daedalus migration has Debian base-files?

Try:

apt-get install base-files=12.4devuan3

apt-get will probably call it "downgrading" but that's nothing to worry about.

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#3 2024-06-11 12:10:41

tlathm
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Registered: 2017-11-25
Posts: 103  

Re: [SOLVED] Bookworm to Daedalus migration has Debian base-files?

Thanks! I literally just found that and tried that just before you posted that, and that worked. I was about to post here to ask if that was correct.

Thanks again!
Tom

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