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#1 2018-06-27 23:32:20

Caluser2000
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Registered: 2018-04-24
Posts: 27  

Firestarter

Using Devuan Jessie i386. I was looking for a Gui front end for iptables and came across https://packages.debian.org/wheezy/i386 … r/download I installed it using dpkg. I got a dependency issue trying to run it initially. I went to force its removal with

apt-get -f autoremove

and that sorted the dependencies strangely enough. Although firestarter is quite old it does the job quite nicely. https://imgur.com/a/lNYlJ9f

Thought this might be handy for other Jessie users. I like the fact you stop networking on the fly using the lock function.

Last edited by Caluser2000 (2018-06-27 23:36:15)

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#2 2018-06-28 08:44:52

devuser
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Registered: 2018-04-30
Posts: 176  

Re: Firestarter

Looks pretty nice. Probably won't use it as i am way to used to my aliases and custom scripting but some people might very well find this useful. Actually it looks way better than all the other network status GUI tools i've seen before. As for being old i don't see much of a problem there as virtually none of the basic functionality has changed in years and years.

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#3 2018-06-28 09:24:09

cynwulf
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Registered: 2017-10-09
Posts: 169  

Re: Firestarter

Caluser2000 wrote:

I went to force its removal with

apt-get -f autoremove

and that sorted the dependencies strangely enough.

Not strange at all.  By including the "-f" option, you instructed apt-get to fix broken dependencies.  autoremove is used to remove any  packages which are marked as automatically installed and which are no longer needed (i.e. the packages you installed, which pulled these in as dependencies are no longer installed).  The firestarter package was not marked automatically installed, so autoremove would not have removed it.

To remove the "firestarter" package, you only needed to use the remove argument and specify the package name.

It looks like firestarter is dead upstream, hence why it was removed from Debian.  The last upstream release was in 2005, it was maintained and patched in Debian up until 2012.

Last edited by cynwulf (2018-06-28 09:26:13)

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#4 2018-06-28 14:28:48

golinux
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Registered: 2016-11-25
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Re: Firestarter

I joined the firestarter mail list back is 2007.  Used it on Squeeze.  It worked well but has been dead for a very, very long time.

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#5 2018-06-30 01:34:29

Caluser2000
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Registered: 2018-04-24
Posts: 27  

Re: Firestarter

It still works very well. As devuser pointed out the basic functionality hasn't changed. I'm pleased I've got it.

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