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#1 2020-12-12 19:06:29

EDX-0
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Base install recent migration from ubuntu some concerns

I just did a netinstall with no DE as i intend to use awesome and DE independient packages, i'm almost done setting the system how i want but i find myself with some concerns:

• i want to change my sources to chimaera as there is software i need that isn't avaible for beowulf, like neovim > 4.3, light, and a more recent version of calcurse (i may end compiling that one myself from source as it not only has inproved caldav support but it reads the config from .config/calcurse by default) which goes to the next point

• i want to install runit but from reading it seems installing runit on chimaera is rather tricky, and installing it on beowulf and then upgrading to chimaera seems safest

• but i want to create a live iso of my install as i intend to buy a new laptop for uni for christmass, so i want some automation of installing my system how i want, however from what i've read so far on the forum installing runit has conflicts with refracta snapshot

in regards to harware i am looking at getting an hp probook 445 G7 with ryzen 4700U, from what i unserstand i only need linux-wlan-ng-firmware and linux >= 5.7 for that to work

All advice is greatly appreciated

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#2 2020-12-12 20:02:59

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Re: Base install recent migration from ubuntu some concerns

EDX-0 wrote:

hp probook 445 G7 with ryzen 4700U

The fourth generation Ryzen iGPUs need a newer Mesa version than is available in beowulf.

See https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?id=3913

EDIT: typo.

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#3 2020-12-12 20:18:24

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Re: Base install recent migration from ubuntu some concerns

Thanks, any suggestion on creating a live iso with refracra snapshot? As in do i give up on runit or upgrade to chimaera with sysvinit, install and config everything there, create the live iso still in sysvinit an move to runit after?

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#4 2020-12-12 20:20:14

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Re: Base install recent migration from ubuntu some concerns

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#5 2020-12-12 20:23:04

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Re: Base install recent migration from ubuntu some concerns

Thanks, the posts of the forum have been helpful, when my base install didn't startx after installing the minimal x server setup a post of the forum had the solution, i had to install the firmware package for amd gpu.

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#6 2020-12-12 20:46:08

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Re: Base install recent migration from ubuntu some concerns

When you install runit, live-config-sysvinit will be removed if it's installed. So will live-config and refractasnapshot and maybe a few other things. Install live-config-runit and then you can install live-config and refractasnapshot-base and -gui. The package is here:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/refracta/file … u1_all.deb

I made it for beowulf, but it should work on chimaera, too. I have not tried runit on chimaera, but I know someone who is using runit on ceres and also that same live-config-runit package and refracta tools.

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#7 2020-12-12 21:23:23

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Re: Base install recent migration from ubuntu some concerns

Thanks, the capacity of easily creating your own iso is one of the very reasons i decided to hop onto devuan from all other non-systemd distros, i even considered void linux for a while

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#8 2020-12-13 00:17:18

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Re: Base install recent migration from ubuntu some concerns

Edit: nevermind i remembered i can just refer to the debian documentation for this but using devuan's suite names

sorry for pestering with noob questions but does this look like a proper /etc/apt/sources.list for upgrading to chimaera?
i opened the file on vim and did :%s/beowulf/chimaera/g<cr>

deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged chimaera main non-free contrib
deb-src http://deb.devuan.org/merged chimaera main non-free contrib
deb https://download.onlyoffice.com/repo/debian squeeze main

# deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged chimaera-security main contrib non-free
# deb-src http://deb.devuan.org/merged chimaera-security main contrib non-free

# chimaera-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged chimaera-updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://deb.devuan.org/merged chimaera-updates main contrib non-free

Last edited by EDX-0 (2020-12-13 06:27:17)

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#9 2020-12-13 12:00:47

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Re: Base install recent migration from ubuntu some concerns

You only need one line. There's no chimaera-updates or chimaera-security until it goes stable. Leave those commented out for now. Also comment the third-party repo for the upgrade. The deb-src lines are only needed if you want to rebuild source packages.

I did an upgrade from beowulf to chimaera back in July. There were a few tricky spots. I'll leave you my notes. You will probably run into some different tricky spots, so do not follow these directions exactly. They are only here as an example. Also, search this forum for other accounts of upgrading to chimaera.

Edit sources.list
apt update
apt upgrade
Took new versions of config files when asked.

apt full-upgrade fails d/t libc6-dev and libgcc-8-dev conflicts.
both before and after reboot into new kernel

apt remove build-essential
apt autoremove
apt remove libc6-dev
apt full-upgrade
apt autoremove

You may need to remove libgcc1 to get the next command to work.
apt install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r` failed for same libgcc conflict.

apt install libgcc-8-dev=8.4.0-4
apt autoremove
apt full-upgrade --> sshfs has been kept back
apt install sshfs=3.7.0+repack-1

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