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#1 2020-08-14 05:57:08

w3
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Cherrytree and Netsurf aren't in the repository?

I just installed the new stable version of Devuan. To my surprise I can't install Netsurf and Cherrytree.

These applications are not part of the new Devuan stable version?

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#2 2020-08-14 12:57:28

HevyDevy
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Re: Cherrytree and Netsurf aren't in the repository?

I dont know about cherrytree but netsurf looks to be missing from stable and bumped into testing/unstable .

https://metadata.ftp-master.debian.org/ … _changelog

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#3 2020-08-15 14:57:05

Vernon
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Re: Cherrytree and Netsurf aren't in the repository?

Updated with Cherrytree info
w3 wrote:

I just installed the new stable version of Devuan. To my surprise I can't install Netsurf and Cherrytree.

These applications are not part of the new Devuan stable version?

First, Thanks very much for asking this question. I had never heard of Netsurf before and wow, it is fast.

Netsurf Instructions

You can build Netsurf from source.

apt-get install build-essential libgtk-3-dev

Then follow the build instruction
https://source.netsurf-browser.org/nets … k-start.md

Cherrytree Instructions

Cherrytree has become a victim of the global war on Python 2.7 but we can still build it from source.

apt-get install python2
apt-get install python-gtk2
apt-get install p7zip-full
apt-get install python-dbus
apt-get install python-enchant
apt-get install python-chardet

Click here and download the .deb file for your architecture, As root,  run dpkg -i against the .deb file you downloaded. For the i386 architecture, the command is

dpkg -i python-gtksourceview2_2.10.1-3_i386.deb

Download Cherrytree source

wget https://www.giuspen.com/software/cherrytree-0.39.4.tar.xz

Extract the source

tar -xvJf cherrytree-0.39.4.tar.xz

Run Cherrytree

cd cherrytree-0.39.4
./cherrytree

Last edited by Vernon (2020-08-15 20:08:20)

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#4 2020-08-16 09:29:29

florine
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Re: Cherrytree and Netsurf aren't in the repository?

netsurf is in devuan/testing:

https://packages.debian.org/search?suit … ds=netsurf

But i think compiling is a good option: if the compilation goes well it speaks for the software and you can stay on stable.


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#5 2020-08-16 12:23:37

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Re: Cherrytree and Netsurf aren't in the repository?

florine wrote:

netsurf is in devuan/testing

Try backporting it then: https://wiki.debian.org/SimpleBackportCreation


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#6 2020-08-18 13:44:29

HevyDevy
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Re: Cherrytree and Netsurf aren't in the repository?

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
florine wrote:

netsurf is in devuan/testing

Try backporting it then: https://wiki.debian.org/SimpleBackportCreation

I did this and it worked but failed at libfreetype-dev which is in testing, i dont think it is possible to even create a backport for libfreetype-dev without some form of major breakage, maybe not and maybe you know a way around it. For a standard stable beowulf install, netsurf 3.10 pulls in a lot of dependencies to get it working. I say worked as i followed the simple backport creation and it spat out a few .debs as common.deb and netsurf-3.10.deb and they installed fine and had the program up and running, it failed on this command regarding libfreetype-dev, but maybe the version of libfreetype in stable/beowulf is enough for netsurf-3.10 to run ok.

dpkg-buildpackage -us -uc

A better idea is something you mentioned in below link by way of adding MX repos to devuan beowulf which i did and it works perfectly for netsurf-gtk as MX has it already backported for buster.

http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=146083

Edit to add: ive also been running MX19 xfce4 4.14 version over devuan stable and have had no issues.

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