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#1 2018-05-28 22:01:13

oui
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Registered: 2017-09-02
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[CLOSED] choosewm

under Debian it is possible to start commando line, and begin a graphic session withe that little application. it is perhaps the only one application in Debian to start choosing it ratpoison using menu (can be really useful for those having a cordless mouse or sometimes no mouse, because no desk or no place on the desk on PC's without graphic pad)!

does Devuan offer such a possibility?

Last edited by oui (2018-06-02 09:44:04)

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#2 2018-05-28 22:17:04

msi
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Re: [CLOSED] choosewm

Running

apt-cache search choosewm

will give you the answer.

On a general note, if a package is in Debian and doesn't depend on systemd, that same package will be in Devuan, because, for the most part, Devuan tracks Debian's package repositories. In short: Devuan is Debian without systemd.

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#3 2018-05-30 08:49:03

oui
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Re: [CLOSED] choosewm

thank you for the helpful answer

msi wrote:

On a general note, if a package is in Debian and doesn't depend on systemd, that same package will be in Devuan

does the reverse be true that if a package is not at the Devuan depository, then it depends on systemD and will not be available in binary? can it be compiled or is too difficult for a novice (choosewm does not seem to be at the jessie depot)

kind regards

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#4 2018-05-30 09:42:56

devuser
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Re: [CLOSED] choosewm

oui wrote:

choosewm does not seem to be at the jessie depot

Are you sure about that? From what i can tell it seems to be available in both Devuan Jessie and Ascii.

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#5 2018-05-30 13:11:22

msi
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Re: [CLOSED] choosewm

oui wrote:
msi wrote:

On a general note, if a package is in Debian and doesn't depend on systemd, that same package will be in Devuan

does the reverse be true that if a package is not at the Devuan depository, then it depends on systemD and will not be available in binary? can it be compiled or is too difficult for a novice

As far as possible, packages that have systemd dependencies in Debian will be rebuilt without those dependencies by the Devuan developers. That's essentially what constitutes Devuan, technically. So, there should be no need for you to rebuild any of those packages.

oui wrote:

(choosewm does not seem to be at the jessie depot)

Why do you think that? Have you tried running the apt-cache command from my first post?

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#6 2018-06-02 09:43:36

oui
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Re: [CLOSED] choosewm

Hi msi

Thank you for your help! I did reinstall all and choosewm  is now installed and work perfectly (login in console mode, after password, command "go" = symlink to startx, at first use choose a wm and demark the field "show each at restart" if you only want to change wm in special situations).

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