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#1 Re: Other Issues » Runit » 2021-03-30 08:23:13

btw, antix did some work on runit : … lseye-iso/
seems to use antix's own packages, not the debian way of mixing sysvinit/runit..
haven't seen it yet in action, will  be trying the latest iso in the following days : … available/

#2 Re: Other Issues » Runit » 2021-02-11 15:09:15

Lorenzo wrote:

Is it working now?

well yes, it is!

but error could be my mistake, since i didn't originally do "dpkg-divert --add /etc/init.d/haveged" when i first added the script.. somehow i skipped/missed that part from README... (?)
( `dpkg-divert --remove` couldn't find anything to remove, and made me wonder... )
will probably try some more scripts whenever i get more free time.. thanks for the fast reply..

#3 Re: Other Issues » Runit » 2021-02-11 11:21:45

also tried a service from collection : haveged (thought i pick a simple one for starters), but not working succesfully..
gets timeout,

# sv start haveged
timeout: down: haveged: 7s, normally up

log :

2021-02-11_11:01:16.37237 invoke-run: ERROR -1 in haveged: runscript didn't exit normally
2021-02-11_11:01:16.37276 invoke-run: haveged : run exit code is -1
2021-02-11_11:01:16.37279 invoke-run: haveged stopped

using devuan ceres, amd64. also tried removing "set -e" , but no luck..
in general where should we report things like that?

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
Lorenzo wrote:

from the system that i'm using for live testing

If you don't mind me asking, which desktop are you using?

looks like lxqt/openbox ...

#4 Re: Other Issues » Runit » 2021-02-09 14:47:47

Lorenzo, thanks for the info, and for your work with runit on debian smile

this might also be useful for testers : … ian/README
maybe a similar README can go to runscript-collection (?)

#5 Re: Off-topic » Ceres, the celestial object » 2021-02-06 20:16:35

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Roman goddess of fertility.. Greek -mythology- equivalent, would be goddess Demetra..

#7 Re: Other Issues » How to change default storage pool location in virt-manager? » 2021-01-12 10:47:09

usually you just need user (in libvirt group) permissions in any pool to read/write images. and iirc to just read (eg. iso images) you don't need special perms..
if you create images from inside virt-manager into new pool(s), permissions are auto-managed there.

note, it's been a long time since i used new pools, so things might have changed...

#8 Re: Other Issues » ceres is not upgrading any packages » 2021-01-12 10:34:00

also noticed the same... ceres repo without any updates for the past 2-3 days..
not the first time this happens, a devuan admin usually fixes that ...

#9 Re: Devuan » Banned packages » 2020-11-27 11:07:49

same with pluma (encoding issues). nano shows some weird line 1 :


if you remove this line, it works as expected with any editor. note that "unstable,systemd-timesyncd" in line 1 is also present in last line.

#11 Re: Other Issues » How to change default storage pool location in virt-manager? » 2020-11-15 11:53:03

both link instructions should work fine.. restart libvirtd afterwards, and make sure new pool permissions are ok..

also from virt-manager you can add a new storage pool, and use that one instead..  connect local/remote libvirt, (menu) edit -> connection details -> storage tab.
press + button, add your new disk/dir/whatever pool.. pick that one when altering/creating vms..
if the new one is working ok, then you can stop/delete default pool if you don't need it..

#12 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] ceres repos "stuck" ? » 2020-11-07 13:18:35

just a note to the dev1 team, ceres seems "stuck" again..

#13 Re: Other Issues » Accidentally caught close terminal whilst running gdebi-gtk » 2020-11-05 21:11:19

another GUI suggestion for qemu/kvm (and more...) : virt-manager

#14 Re: Hardware & System Configuration » LUKS crypt fail to open on recent kernel 5.8.x » 2020-11-05 21:05:27

make sure you have cryptesetup-initramfs package installed. that usually does the above suggestion automatically..

#15 Re: Other Issues » php and sql server » 2020-11-05 21:01:06

usually stay away from M$ products, so never tried it, but maybe this helps : … 8-9-and-10

#16 Re: Documentation » how to flush DNS » 2020-11-05 20:58:29

restart your network manager, that usually does it..  if you use some dns caching daemon, restart that daemon too.

OT, startpage is ad owned/supported metasearch engine, selling out user queries/data just like gevil does.. usually prefer some (=my own) searx instance.

#17 Re: Other Issues » Execuable files not running... » 2020-10-20 12:40:50

if the below is what you're trying to run, its 32bit only.. so install a ascii i386 (could also do that in a vm) and retry.. it won't run on x86_64. … INBPQ.html

#18 Re: Other Issues » Execuable files not running... » 2020-10-19 13:22:16

still not helping to find a fix.
post here the output of :
uname -a
file /path/to/executable_file

and how you try to run it ...

#19 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » Freecad Migration from Ascii to Beowulf » 2020-10-19 08:57:26

did you try with freecad-python3 ?
python2 is obsolete, better use python3 packages.

#20 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » [Ceres] Xfce4: not more xfce4-panel | kernel 5.9 » 2020-10-19 08:52:14

also seen other (=alsa) errors in booting with new 5.9 kernel.. stick to 5.8 from testing/chimaera, and maybe file/search a bug report in debian about it..

#21 Re: Other Issues » Execuable files not running... » 2020-10-19 08:49:34

more info perhaps... (?) what file?  ascii 64/32 ?

#22 Re: Devuan » Devuan, maybe not for every one but most! » 2020-10-17 22:15:20

brocashelm wrote:

can see why some people aren't too fond of APT and its tendency to break dependencies, when Pacman can work around that sort of thing.

well, it's a matter of opinion, i tend to think otherwise : debian/apt does a great job in keeping just necessary dependencies with packages, while pacman brings in the whole dependency "world" in.
tried artix sometime ago, and installed a simple qt app in a gtk3 DE.... well, the whole QT came in , hundred or more MBs (cant exactly remember size)... tried the same in debian/devuan, qt dependencies for the same package are less than 10M..
also first pacman upgrade from a month old artix iso installation, brought in ~600M of updates !!!! i don't recall similar apt downloads, even in dist-upgrading debian/devuan stable every 2 years ....
so, size matters also.. (packages+dependencies/installation.)
apt breaking dependencies is a side effect maybe, but not much of an irritation really and usually fixed fast.

my 2c smile

#23 Re: Desktop and Multimedia » 'Zoom' crawls in beowulf » 2020-10-16 16:11:13

i don't think this is a problem for linux/devuan.. probably zoom related.. you might want to ask there for proprietary zoom support..
could be an issue with the old m$ webcam, the old video card, or connection related (?), or something other than that.. … -and-Linux

#24 Re: Other Issues » Peer Guardian install on Devuan 3 Help » 2020-10-16 13:26:19

latest peerguardian is from 2015, i don't think it will work with buster/beowulf.. better look for alternatives or stick to devuan 2 till you find one.

#25 Re: DIY » [HowTo] runit-init as PID1 » 2020-10-11 21:17:13

so, had it in mind for months, finally switched to runit in a fully upgraded ceres. was using openrc before, so never seen any: "Yes do as i say!" messages during installation.
`apt install runit-init` , some packages were removed and then tried a reboot, but that got stuck for missing commands.. don't have the exact messages, but since all?/most daemons were closed and running system was missing some previously used programs after installation, that looked normal... so, shutdown using power button.
machine came up normally, boot seemed faster than usual, and everything still works..
because this is debian runit, i only found 2 daemons with sv configured (tor + acpid), everything else still needs `service blah ...`. note that eg `service tor stop` doesn't work, one needs to run `sv stop tor` for that. so could be a fuzz with lots of daemons, when some will work with `sv`, but most still need `service`...
/etc/sv for available services, /var/log/runit/ contains logs for these, everything else is working/logging as before.

(RTFM) will have to do some reading along the way to also check why sv stopped $service still keeps a `runsv $service` & `svlogd -tt $service` running.
and also lookup runit scripts for more daemons.

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