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#1 Re: News & Announcements » Migrating from Buster to Beowulf - feedback needed » 2019-09-17 15:42:33

And after that (although maybe it isn't the purpose of this thread...) I tried a Beowulf install from an existing Ascii install, using Installing Debian GNU/Linux from a Unix/Linux System as a guide.

It worked fine, barring some fiddling to get GRUB working.

#2 Re: News & Announcements » Migrating from Buster to Beowulf - feedback needed » 2019-09-17 12:20:01


I built myself a couple of VMs running Debian Buster, one with a "server" configuration (most of the stuff I use at work: VPN/SSH/FTP/DNS/Samba/NFS/Proxy/WWW/others) and one with a "client" configuration (Xorg, MATE as DE, Libreoffice, some web browsers, audio and video stuff...). Then I tried to upgrade to Beowulf, as in Stretch to Ascii

My results:
* Boot time after first installing sysvinit is VERY long, but it gets faster later on.
* I cannot install devuan-keyring through apt, must be done with dpkg
* On my "client" VM, apt-get autoremove uninstalled almost everything X-related: out went MATE, libreoffice, all web browsers... Had to reinstall it all, but it was just a minor hassle.
* It seems Buster doesn't have systemd-shim
* Both my "server" and "client" VMs booted and worked just fine (other than having to reinstall DE and stuff on "client").

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