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#1 2019-08-23 18:00:16

leegold
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MX Repos for Devuan?

Is it possible to use MX Repos for Devuan? Does anyone do this with some success?

Thanks

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#2 2019-08-23 23:40:12

fsmithred
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Re: MX Repos for Devuan?

It's possible to selectively use some mx packages with devuan, but it would be a bad idea to add any other repos to your sources.

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#3 2019-08-24 12:15:24

yeti
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Re: MX Repos for Devuan?

Try to rebuild the sources from the MX package on Devuan.


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#4 2019-08-24 13:10:51

pcalvert
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Re: MX Repos for Devuan?

I use an MX repo for one package by using apt-pinning.

/etc/apt/preferences.d/mxrepo-pinning :

Package: adobe-flashplugin
Pin: origin "mxrepo.com"
Pin-Priority: 100

Package: *
Pin: origin "mxrepo.com"
Pin-Priority: 50

/etc/apt/sources.list.d/mx-17.list :

# MX Community Main and Test Repos

deb http://mxrepo.com/mx/repo/ stretch non-free main

#deb http://mxrepo.com/mx/testrepo/ stretch test

Download the repo keyring and install it:

wget http://mxrepo.com/mx/repo/pool/main/m/mx-archive-keyring/mx-archive-keyring_2018.2mx17_all.deb
sudo dpkg -i mx-archive-keyring_2018.2mx17_all.deb

Phil

Last edited by pcalvert (2019-09-16 05:09:40)


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#5 2019-08-25 09:40:11

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Re: MX Repos for Devuan?

@pcalvert, why pin the rest of the repository to 50?

A pin value of 100 makes the MX repositories behave like backports, which sounds ideal for the intended purpose.

Also, their Flash package downloads updated Flash versions without needing to be updated itself so using the .deb might be the best option.


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#6 2019-08-25 16:15:30

pcalvert
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Re: MX Repos for Devuan?

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

@pcalvert, why pin the rest of the repository to 50?

Because aptitude was trying to pull other packages (e.g., intel-microcode) from that repo during upgrades, and pinning the rest of the repository to 50 stopped that behavior. Pinning it to 100 didn't work. I thought it would, but it didn't.


Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Also, their Flash package downloads updated Flash versions without needing to be updated itself so using the .deb might be the best option.

I'm not sure what you mean by that.


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