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#1 2019-07-23 01:04:49

rdav
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Registered: 2017-06-30
Posts: 13  

Upgrading from Ascii to Beowulf

Hi All

Just wondering about the move to Beowulf from Ascii.

Is it ready to upgrade from ascii with beowulf by changing the /etc/apt/sources.list and running apt-get update; apt-get dist-upgrade?
or is there a bit more to it that that?
other than doing backup wink

so sources.list in ascii

# ascii
deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ ascii main contrib non-free
# ascii-updates
deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ ascii-updates main contrib non-free
# ascii-backports
deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ ascii-backports main contrib non-free
# ascii security
deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ ascii-security main contrib non-free

is edited for beowulf:

# beowulf
deb http://au.deb.devuan.org/merged/ beowulf main contrib non-free
# beowulf-updates
deb http://au.deb.devuan.org/merged/ beowulf-updates main contrib non-free
# beowulf-backports
deb http://au.deb.devuan.org/merged/ beowulf-backports main contrib non-free
# beowulf security
deb http://au.deb.devuan.org/merged/ beowulf-security main contrib non-free

Looking forward to your tips and clues on this,

thanks in advance!

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#2 2019-07-23 01:48:11

fsmithred
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Registered: 2016-11-25
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Re: Upgrading from Ascii to Beowulf

It depends on what you have installed and how good you are at getting around conflicts with the package manager. Scratch that. Package managers. Plural. Start with apt or apt-get upgrade, probably a couple times with a reboot in there, then try the dist upgrade and switch to aptitude when apt (and you) can't figure out what to do next.

Is this a system you actually use to do things you want to do? If it works, don't mess with it.

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#3 2019-07-23 03:01:05

rdav
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Registered: 2017-06-30
Posts: 13  

Re: Upgrading from Ascii to Beowulf

Hey fsmithred!

Thanks for the detailed rapid reply!

well, currently system is certainly super stable, functions well and easy to maintain!
thanks Veteran Unix Admins!

It just that I want to use Spacemacs layer over emacs which requires at least emacs-25. Hover Ascii has only emacs-24, while Beowulf has emacs-25.

Currently I have emacs-25+ on machines running other distros and wanting to move them all to Devuan, and this is the app requiring Beowulf!

Thanks again for the tips!

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#4 2019-07-23 10:54:54

fsmithred
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Re: Upgrading from Ascii to Beowulf

Looks like ascii has both of those versions. Am I looking at the wrong package?

$ apt-cache policy emacs25
emacs25:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 25.1+1-4+deb9u1
  Version table:
     25.1+1-4+deb9u1 500
        500 http://deb.devuan.org/merged ascii/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://deb.devuan.org/merged ascii-security/main amd64 Packages

$ apt-cache policy emacs24
emacs24:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 24.5+1-11+deb9u1
  Version table:
     24.5+1-11+deb9u1 500
        500 http://deb.devuan.org/merged ascii/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://deb.devuan.org/merged ascii-security/main amd64 Package

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#5 2019-07-23 11:36:37

rdav
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Registered: 2017-06-30
Posts: 13  

Re: Upgrading from Ascii to Beowulf

Hi fsmithred,

It the one! Thanks for that!

When I installed emacs with synaptic, I was given emacs24 and assumed only one version was possible... doh!

Now I know how to look again!

Half way in to the first apt-get upgrade download of 1640 packages, if beowulf doesn't work out I roll it back with timeshift wink

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#6 2019-07-26 01:40:13

rdav
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Registered: 2017-06-30
Posts: 13  

Re: Upgrading from Ascii to Beowulf

Hi fsmithred

I edited the sources.list and removed all the non-Devuan sources
eg Dropbox, Webmin and the ran apt-get as you suggested:

# apt-get update
# apt-get upgrade 
# apt-get dist-upgrade

Took overnight to download packages and install.

Some 5 packages were held back and used aptitude to find out why.
It was the ancient DM I use: "Slim". 

Rebooted and Devuan Beowulf came up easily.

thanks!

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#7 2019-08-25 05:52:04

GlennW
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Registered: 2019-07-18
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Re: Upgrading from Ascii to Beowulf

Thank you for your helpfull post(s), I am now running Beowulf/Plasma.

Regards Glenn

Last edited by GlennW (2019-08-25 05:52:24)

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