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#1 2019-07-29 17:37:04

Jokah
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Registered: 2019-01-30
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Migrate from Debian 10 to Devuan

Does somebody know a safe way to migrate from Debian 10 to Devuan?

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#2 2019-07-29 19:10:24

fsmithred
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Registered: 2016-11-25
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Re: Migrate from Debian 10 to Devuan

I tried it with a small install (just standard system utilities) and a big install (kde). Neither one was easy, but it is possible. I won't attempt to give you instructions. Even if I looked at my command history, I wouldn't be able to tell you what worked and what didn't.

Don't try it on a system you care about. Not now, anyway.

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#3 2019-07-29 20:23:19

nixer
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From: North Carolina, USA
Registered: 2016-11-30
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Re: Migrate from Debian 10 to Devuan

fsr is looking out for your best interests by not giving you any instructions.  However, if you are seriously interested in this and don't mind ruining the Debian 10 install that you have, then I will provide you with a link that may, just may, help you out some.

Forum link

This was done on a minimal install with no X system, and I would change one command from this

apt install sysvinit

to this,

apt install sysvinit-core

Also, backup your debian 10 install before trying this.  You will be in untested territory here, so there may not be much help that even could be provided.  It will either work, or it won't.  Good Luck.

-niXer

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