The officially official Devuan Forum!

You are not logged in.

#2 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] install GCC etc.. offline ? » 2024-05-23 17:49:05

I found !

actually with a fresh install and the etc/apt/sources.list untouched

deb cdrom:[Devuan GNU/Linux 5.0.1 daedalus amd64 - desktop 20230914]/ daedalus contrib main non-free non-free-firmware

a "simple"

apt install gcc


if anyone have a good documentation about apt I'm all ears smile

#3 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] install GCC etc.. offline ? » 2024-05-23 17:09:29


is `gcc` come with one of the install medium ?


#4 Other Issues » [SOLVED] install GCC etc.. offline ? » 2024-04-06 17:14:59

Replies: 5

Hi everyone,

I need to compile few package on a Devuan5 that is offline.

What would be the best way to install common compiler ?


Do I need the three ? or just gcc will be enough ?


#6 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] is cron daemon crond is running when there is no cronjob set ? » 2023-07-07 05:28:07

Thank you all for your reply !

Thank you that have confirmed my thinking. I'm shocked that some people can post "tutorial" without mastering a bit the topic.... Internet peoples.. big_smile

@boughtonp, oh great indeed I will use also a regex expression in grep to avoid to have the grep itself in the results.

ps aux | grep 'cron$'

#7 Other Issues » [SOLVED] is cron daemon crond is running when there is no cronjob set ? » 2023-07-06 09:13:05

Replies: 9

Hi everyone,

I would like to create a cronjob.

I've found a "tutorial" online -->

But it's start already weirdly...

on his example

christopher@pop-os:~$ ps ux | grep crond
christo+  8942  0.0  0.0  18612   840 pts/0    S+   02:16   0:00 grep --color=auto crond

I can see that the daemon is running for my user account.

neutral for me it's look like that we see the grep process ! not the crond !? Am I right?

anyway I've tried on my Devuan(Chimaera) and I don't see a crond running.. is that normal ?


#8 Re: Other Issues » Update nginx > 1.19.4 » 2023-05-29 08:33:11

BTW I followed those instructions

Installing a Prebuilt Debian Package from the Official NGINX Repository

but when I do an sudo apt update

i get

Hit:1 chimaera InRelease
Ign:2 chimaera InRelease
Hit:3 chimaera-updates InRelease
Hit:4 chimaera-security InRelease
Err:5 chimaera Release
  404  Not Found [IP: 80]
Reading package lists... Done
E: The repository ' chimaera Release' does not have a Release file.
N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.

#9 Other Issues » Update nginx > 1.19.4 » 2023-05-26 06:57:00

Replies: 8

Hi everyone !

I'm running Chimaera and I would like to update my nginx to >= 1.19.4

When running … x&x=submit I get:


1.22.1-9 ceres/main amd64 daedalus/main amd64

1.18.0-6.1+deb11u3 chimaera/main amd64 chimaera/main i386

So it's seem that 1.22.1-9 is ready for the next Devuan release ( I can't wait smile )

But how can I update my Chimaera to a version above 1.19.4 ?


#10 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] How to Install the latest version of Python ? » 2023-04-15 06:16:45

Thank you @rbit,

btw for future reader, after the upgraded

python -V

was still giving my previous version, but just relaunching the terminal was giving the one just installed.


#11 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] How to Install the latest version of Python ? » 2023-04-14 16:58:35

I've found this --> … on--source

is this ok for Devuan too ?

BTW I changed

sudo make altinstall


sudo make install

#12 Other Issues » [SOLVED] How to Install the latest version of Python ? » 2023-04-14 16:55:50

Replies: 3

Hi everyone,

How can I install the latest version of python (3.11.3 at this date) on Chimaera 4.0 ?


#14 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] Installing certbot-nginx » 2023-03-23 13:00:37


I tried to install just the certbot package, but it seem to be required for the next step -->
certbot certonly --nginx

Saving debug log to /var/log/letsencrypt/letsencrypt.log
Could not choose appropriate plugin: The requested nginx plugin does not appear to be installed

#15 Other Issues » [SOLVED] Installing certbot-nginx » 2023-03-23 11:11:51

Replies: 2

Hi everyone,

I would to get/generate an SSL (TLS) certificate for a website.

I would like to use Let'sEncrypt and I found this guide that target Devuan smile --> … uanbeowulf

But when I try

sudo apt update
sudo apt install certbot certbot-nginx

I get

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package certbot-nginx

I don't know if certbot-nginx is required as I will most probably go with the option:
just get a certificate from this guide wrote:

Or, just get a certificate

If you're feeling more conservative and would like to make the changes to your nginx configuration by hand, run this command.

sudo certbot certonly --nginx

So is certbot-nginx required ? Did you already installed a Let's encrypt certificate on your Devuan ?


#16 Re: DIY » Nala (a prettier apt?) » 2022-12-02 07:41:31

Thank you @towwire to have taken the time to reply.

#17 Re: Installation » Install ZFS » 2022-10-10 06:01:57

So with my /etc/apt/sources.list

set like this

deb chimaera       main contrib
deb chimaera-updates       main contrib
deb chimaera-security      main contrib

then entering the following commands

# apt update
# apt install module-assistant
# m-a prepare
# apt install zfsutils-linux

accepting the splash screen about the licenses conflict

here what I got in the last lines

Running module version sanity check.
 - Original module
   - No original module exists within this kernel
 - Installation
   - Installing to /lib/modules/5.10.0-18-amd64/extra/zstd/zzstd/


DKMS: install completed.
Setting up libzpool4linux (2.0.3-9) ...
Setting up linux-headers-amd64 (5.10.140-1) ...
Setting up zfsutils-linux (2.0.3-9) ...
modprobe: FATAL: Module zfs not found in directory /lib/modules/5.10.0-9-amd64
modprobe: FATAL: Module zfs not found in directory /lib/modules/5.10.0-9-amd64
invoke-rc.d: initscript zfs-import, action "start" failed.
dpkg: error processing package zfsutils-linux (--configure):
 installed zfsutils-linux package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 1
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of zfs-zed:
 zfs-zed depends on zfsutils-linux (>= 2.0.3-9); however:
  Package zfsutils-linux is not configured yet.

dpkg: error processing package zfs-zed (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.31-13+deb11u2) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.9.4-2) ...
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools (0.140) ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-5.10.0-9-amd64
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

and when I do a lsmod | grep zfs I got nothing hmm

any ideas ?

#18 Re: Installation » Install ZFS » 2022-10-09 13:38:06

I found few documentations on how to install ZFS on Debian

With different way -->

sudo apt install linux-headers-amd64
sudo apt install -t bullseye-backports zfsutils-linux

sudo apt install linux-headers-$(uname -r) linux-image-amd64 spl kmod

do I need any of this ? and is it working for Devuan ? or do we (devuan community) have a package that install all the necessary ?


#19 Re: Installation » Install ZFS » 2022-10-09 13:25:34

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

No. Just add contrib to the extant chimaera repositories.

Thank you HOAS !

To the 3 of them then ? like this ?-->

deb chimaera main contrib
deb chimaera-updates main contrib
deb chimaera-security main contrib

#20 Installation » Install ZFS » 2022-10-09 12:08:24

Replies: 19

Hi everyone,

in my /etc/apt/sources.list I got

deb chimaera main
deb chimaera-updates main
deb chimaera-security main

Should I add

deb ascii main contrib

as seen on

and what is ascii main contrib ?


#21 Re: ARM Builds » Which Raspberry Pi ? » 2022-09-27 13:35:05

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Pah! Pay the price of freedom!
If you buy that Pi I think @admin should change your user name to SpongeBLOB lol

lol lol lol

auanta wrote:


Woo great article ! Thanks for the share !

Any ideas where could I found a SBC listed in the
Single-board computers with minor flaws section of that article ?


#22 Re: ARM Builds » Which Raspberry Pi ? » 2022-08-09 16:22:52

Thank you @auanta for your recommendation.

I also pay a lot of importance about the OpenSource rating ! and between two products I will always choose the one the closet (or totally ) to full open. (I mean if the price delta is fair.)

Thanks again I will explore this.

#23 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] What is that UDP traffic ? » 2022-08-06 10:19:37

I will "mute" this rules for the moement and when I have the time I will investigate for sure.
Thanks for your guidance.

#24 Re: ARM Builds » Which Raspberry Pi ? » 2022-08-06 10:17:15

Thanks @vortex & @Camtaf !

Really appreciate your feedback.

So I'm going in !... I'm mean when the current Raspberry Pi shortage is resolved big_smile

#25 ARM Builds » Which Raspberry Pi ? » 2022-08-05 16:25:23

Replies: 14


I'm planning to buy a Raspberry Pi to run a Devuan ❤️ smile

What are the minimal hardware requirement for Devuan ?

I will time to time launch XFCE, but most of the time it's will run without.

And I plan to run a little webserver (minimal traffic smile )

If you have any guidance I'm all ears.


Board footer

Forum Software