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#1 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Trouble writing to usb » 2021-04-24 20:20:54

Did you unmount the drive before you pulled it out?  Sometimes writes are left pending, and doing an unmount will finishing any pending tasks.

#2 Re: Installation » [SOLVED] Permissions for script in cron » 2021-03-29 21:07:58

mknoop wrote:

From my experience, scripts in cron.* will not run unless the file name ends in ".sh".  Changing the suffix on the filename is one way to turn off the execution for a while.  It looks like you script is named dev-fstrim.

I apologize.  This is the opposite of the truth.  Just ignore me, as you already are.

#3 Re: Installation » [SOLVED] Permissions for script in cron » 2021-03-29 20:34:57

From my experience, scripts in cron.* will not run unless the file name ends in ".sh".  Changing the suffix on the filename is one way to turn off the execution for a while.  It looks like you script is named dev-fstrim.

#5 Re: Other Issues » ceres is not upgrading any packages » 2021-01-12 05:27:34

Thanks.  I will keep trying.  Good luck.

#6 Other Issues » ceres is not upgrading any packages » 2021-01-11 21:04:50

mknoop
Replies: 4

I have two virtual machines for unstable versions.  One is for debian sid, and the other is for devuan ceres.

Debian sid has shown packages to upgrade, as usual, for the last four days.  Devuan ceres has not shown any packages to upgrade for these last four days.  Although they do not show exactly the same package lists for upgrade each day, they are usually similar.  Sometimes there are packages from debian that have different devuan versions that have to be prepared so there are delays for ceres, or the packages do not exist in devuan.

On both systems I run

sudo apt-get update, then sudo apt-get upgrade --autoremove

to perform the upgrades.

The /etc/apt/sources.list file for ceres uses

deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged ceres main contrib non-free

and nothing on ceres has been changed except for previous package upgrades.

In the past there have been times when ceres has no upgrades and these were due to problems with the deb.devuan.org/merged/dists/ceres server.  The release files had not been upgraded.  I have checked these files and each day they had been updated.  Today they were updated at 2021-01-11 03:26:28.

I cannot believe that all those debian files for the last four days have parallel devuan packages that still need to be prepared.

This behavior seems strange to me.  Does anyone have any thoughts?

#7 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Thunar folder and file ordering » 2020-11-15 00:07:27

My experience is that the files and directories for a folder will be listed as they were the last time I opened that particular folder.  The default for a folder I have not previously opened is folders first by name ascending followed by files by name ascending.  Are you not seeing this?

#9 Re: Devuan » What happened to package search at pkginfo.devuan.org ? » 2020-10-23 20:03:06

I followed the directions at that link and restarted ff but still go the same warning.

This time the nslookup is:
Server:        192.168.1.254
Address:    192.168.1.254#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:    pkginfo.devuan.org
Address: 54.36.142.179
Name:    pkginfo.devuan.org
Address: 2001:41d0:2:1f68::3624:8eb3

#10 Re: Devuan » What happened to package search at pkginfo.devuan.org ? » 2020-10-23 19:49:57

not for this.  I am using Ubuntu 20.4

I tried it on a Beowulf virtual machine using ff 78.3.0esr and I did not get the warning message.

The nslookup output on there is:
Server:        10.0.2.3
Address:    10.0.2.3#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:    pkginfo.devuan.org
Address: 54.36.142.179
Name:    pkginfo.devuan.org
Address: 2001:41d0:2:1f68::3624:8eb3

#11 Re: Devuan » What happened to package search at pkginfo.devuan.org ? » 2020-10-23 19:35:10

nslookup pkginfo.devuan.org
Server:        127.0.0.53
Address:    127.0.0.53#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:    pkginfo.devuan.org
Address: 54.36.142.179
Name:    pkginfo.devuan.org
Address: 2001:41d0:2:1f68::3624:8eb3

#12 Re: Devuan » What happened to package search at pkginfo.devuan.org ? » 2020-10-23 19:15:07

When I go to https://pkginfo.devuan.org/ using firefox 82.0 I get:

Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead

Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to pkginfo.devuan.org. If you visit this site, attackers could try to steal information like your passwords, emails, or credit card details.

What can you do about it?

The issue is most likely with the website, and there is nothing you can do to resolve it. You can notify the website’s administrator about the problem.

Learn more…

The same thing happens when I link there from https://www.devuan.org/os/explore at the Search Package Information line.

#13 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » Average Uptime of Your Devuan Systems? » 2020-09-12 20:42:42

I have small single board system, UDOO X86, which I use as a backup server for my notebook.  It is currently running Devuan Beowulf,  I only reboot it for kernel upgrades, or failures in the backup software, Duplicati.  It has often run for months.  It has been up for 30 days today.  It does not have a proper enclosure, but the dust has not caused any problems for a couple of years now.

#14 Desktop and Multimedia » dist-upgrade on ceres still wants to remove wicd » 2020-08-11 21:09:05

mknoop
Replies: 6

I know that dist-upgrade has to be run cautiously on ceres, but this issue has been around for a while now.  There are a lot of packages related to python2 that need to be removed now that python2 is being deprecated, but ceres keeps insisting that the wicd packages and rfkill have to go as well.  That cannot be right, and it does not happen on debian sid.  It insists on this even if I do not include the --autoremove option.

I looked at the devuan website for some way to submit bug reports for devuan modified  packages, but I could not find anything.  I am, therefore, posting this message here.

During my searches I ran across a page for debian developers for modifying packages dependencies for the python2 removal.

#15 Re: Other Issues » InRelease, Release, and Release.gpg files need updating » 2020-07-21 06:15:20

Once again, the Release files, etc, on deb.devuan.org/merged... have not been updated since 07/18/2020.  In thought the problem with dyne.org was resolved last year.  Is this something new?

#16 Re: Other Issues » Ceres upgrade wants to remove fdisk » 2020-05-28 20:19:09

OK.  I ran apt-get install fdisk and part of the actions said that fdisk was set to manual install.  If I understand now, fdisk was only installed as a dependency of some other packages, and those were either removed or removed fdisk from their dependencies. I thought fdisk was one of the basic installed utilities, but I guess it is not.
Thank you.

#17 Re: Other Issues » Ceres upgrade wants to remove fdisk » 2020-05-28 19:56:33

No luck.  I checked fdisk dependency requirements, and all the packages were installed and with version requirements met.  I looked through the pre-depends and I could not see any in the list of yesterday's upgrades.  Curious.  Of course, I could have missed something, but I don't think so.

#18 Other Issues » Ceres upgrade wants to remove fdisk » 2020-05-27 21:58:00

mknoop
Replies: 4

I ran my usual apt-get update and apt-get upgrade --autoremove on a ceres installation in a qemu-kvm vm today.  All went well, but when I reran the apt-get upgrade --autoremove, as I usually do, it was going to remove fdisk.  That just does not seem right.  I said no for now.

#19 Re: Devuan Derivatives » Star 2.1.0 - Distrowatch review » 2020-04-28 21:06:20

Am I reading the review right?

It seems as if Star is not really so much a different distro, but rather an alternate installer for Devuan that has been stripped down to a minimal starting system.  Once installation is complete the system is Devuan, and anything from the Devuan repository can be added.  Am I missing something?

#20 Re: Installation » (beowulf) no ALSA available? » 2020-03-03 22:25:59

Perhaps the problem is just the package name.  When I ran a search for alsa I got this:

apt-cache search alsa
a2jmidid - Daemon for exposing legacy ALSA MIDI in JACK MIDI systems
aconnectgui - graphical ALSA sequencer connection manager
alsa-oss - ALSA wrapper for OSS applications
alsa-tools - Console based ALSA utilities for specific hardware
alsa-tools-gui - GUI based ALSA utilities for specific hardware
alsa-utils - Utilities for configuring and using ALSA
alsamixergui - graphical soundcard mixer for ALSA soundcard driver
alsaplayer-alsa - alsaplayer output module for ALSA
alsaplayer-common - audio player (common files)
alsaplayer-daemon - alsaplayer daemon
alsaplayer-gtk - alsaplayer gtk interface
alsaplayer-jack - alsaplayer output module for JACK
alsaplayer-nas - alsaplayer output module for NAS
alsaplayer-oss - alsaplayer output module for OSS
alsaplayer-text - alsaplayer text interface
alsaplayer-xosd - alsaplayer XOSD display module
ams - Realtime modular synthesizer for ALSA
apulse - PulseAudio emulation for ALSA
aseqjoy - Joystick to ALSA MIDI Sequencer Converter
balsa - e-mail client for GNOME
cairo-dock-alsamixer-plug-in - Alsamixer plug-in for Cairo-dock
drumstick-tools - Qt4/C++ wrapper for ALSA Sequencer - utilities
gstreamer1.0-alsa - GStreamer plugin for ALSA
japa - JACK and ALSA Perceptual Analyser
kmetronome - ALSA MIDI Metronome
kmidimon - MIDI monitor using ALSA sequencer and KDE user interface
ld10k1 - ALSA emu10k1/2 patch loader
libalsa-ocaml - OCaml bindings for the ALSA library
libalsa-ocaml-dev - OCaml bindings for the ALSA library
libalsaplayer-dev - alsaplayer plugin library (development files)
libalsaplayer0 - alsaplayer plugin library
libasound2 - shared library for ALSA applications
libasound2-data - Configuration files and profiles for ALSA drivers
libasound2-dev - shared library for ALSA applications -- development files
libasound2-doc - documentation for user-space ALSA application programming
libasound2-plugin-equal - equalizer plugin for ALSA
libasound2-plugin-smixer - smixer plugin for ALSA library
libasound2-plugins - ALSA library additional plugins
libclalsadrv-dev - ALSA driver C++ access library (development files)
libclalsadrv2 - ALSA driver C++ access library
libdrumstick-dev - Qt4/C++ wrapper for ALSA Sequencer - development files
libdrumstick0 - Qt4/C++ wrapper for ALSA Sequencer
libdssialsacompat-dev - DSSI ALSA compatibility library (development files)
libdssialsacompat0 - DSSI ALSA compatibility library for non-Linux platforms
libghc-alsa-core-dev - binding to the ALSA Library API (Exceptions)
libghc-alsa-core-doc - binding to the ALSA Library API (Exceptions); documentation
libghc-alsa-core-prof - binding to the ALSA Library API (Exceptions); profiling libraries
libghc-alsa-mixer-dev - bindings to the ALSA simple mixer API
libghc-alsa-mixer-doc - bindings to the ALSA simple mixer API; documentation
libghc-alsa-mixer-prof - bindings to the ALSA simple mixer API; profiling libraries
liblo10k1-0 - ALSA emu10k1/2 patch-loader library
liblo10k1-dev - ALSA emu10k1/2 patch-loader library development files
libomxil-bellagio0-components-alsa - ALSA source/sink components for Bellagio OpenMAX IL
libsnack-alsa - Sound extension to Tcl/Tk and Python/Tkinter - ALSA files
libsox-fmt-alsa - SoX alsa format I/O library
libzita-alsa-pcmi-dev - Development files (headers) for libzita-alsa-pcmi library
libzita-alsa-pcmi0 - C++ wrapper around the ALSA API
mcp-plugins - LADSPA plugins designed for Alsa Modular Synth
mopidy-alsamixer - Mopidy extension for extension for ALSA volume control
mudita24 - ALSA GUI control tool for Envy24 (ice1712) soundcards
multimedia-jack - JACK (Jack Audio Connection Kit) and ALSA related packages
osspd-alsa - OSS Proxy Daemon: ALSA backend (experimental)
patchage - modular patch bay for Jack audio and Alsa Midi
pmidi - command line midi player for ALSA
python-alsaaudio - Alsa bindings for Python
python-pyalsa - Official ALSA Python binding library for Python2
python3-alsaaudio - Alsa bindings for Python 3
python3-pyalsa - Official ALSA Python binding library for Python3
qasconfig - ALSA configuration browser
qashctl - mixer for ALSA's High level Control Interface
qasmixer - ALSA mixer for the desktop
qmidiarp - MIDI arpeggiator for ALSA
randomsound - ALSA sound card related entropy gathering daemon
snd-gtk-jack - Sound file editor (GTK+ user interface - JACK)
snd-nox - Sound file editor (cmdline)
squeezelite - lightweight headless Squeezebox emulator - ALSA version
tcl-snack - Sound extension to Tcl/Tk and Python/Tkinter - Tcl/Tk library
tuxguitar-alsa - tuxguitar plugin for sound playback using ALSA
volumeicon-alsa - systray volume icon for alsa
xmms2-plugin-alsa - XMMS2 - ALSA output
zita-ajbridge - alsa to jack bridge
zita-alsa-pcmi-utils - Two simple demo programs zita-alsa-pcmi library
alsa-firmware-loaders - ALSA software loaders for specific hardware

Is what you are looking for in there?

#21 Re: Forum Feedback » Ending or moving a forum discussion that has degenerated too far » 2020-02-11 20:29:30

Camtaf wrote:

For future reference, if you need to, just contact one of the moderators.

This sounds like good advice, but I do not know who are the moderators. Is there a list somewhere I have missed?

#22 Forum Feedback » Ending or moving a forum discussion that has degenerated too far » 2020-02-10 20:53:14

mknoop
Replies: 11

I started a discussion by posting a question back in 5/19.  The discussion in still going, and although it has wandered quite a bit, I have enjoyed reading the replies up until now.  Things have taken a bad turn, and now it is the usual pro and con systemd blather that I can read at a hundred other places.

As the originator of the discussion do I have any ability to close it or move it to Off-Topic?  I cannot find any such controls on the page.

#23 Re: News & Announcements » Migrating from Buster to Beowulf - feedback needed » 2020-02-05 07:03:58

Congratulations Dan,

It looks to me like you did a good job.  I hope it all works for you.  Just a note:

  "Also the "beowulf-security" doesn't yet exist (because it's "testing"?) so I commented it out from sources.list. Once the keyring was installed, I removed the "[trusted=yes]" from sources.list."

Actually, if you check http://deb.devuan.org/merged/dists/, beowulf-security, beowulf-updates, beowulf-backports, and beowulf-proposed-updates all exist now.

Michael

#24 Re: Other Issues » InRelease, Release, and Release.gpg files need updating » 2019-11-18 19:35:42

So, what happens?  Can someone resubmit the job, or does it just sit for days until something mysterious fixes it?

#25 Re: Other Issues » InRelease, Release, and Release.gpg files need updating » 2019-11-18 16:09:34

The Release files, etc, on deb.devuan.org/merged... have not been updated since 11/17/2019 4:47.

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