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#1 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.

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

Replies: 4

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 ?


#3 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.


#4 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

#5 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 ?


#7 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

#8 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 ?


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

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

#10 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 ?

#11 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 ?


#12 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

#13 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 ?


#14 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 ?


#15 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.

#16 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.

#17 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

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

Replies: 11


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.


#19 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] What is that UDP traffic ? » 2022-08-05 15:38:53

auanta wrote:

Have you tried browsing the internet from within your Devuan VM?

I have many network, but that working when I need yes.

auanta wrote:

As for what type of UDP traffic it is, it's harmless, but if you want to know then you'd have to look at the port number and correspond it to the protocol.

You mean to look-up with --> … rt_numbers
Port 5678 is not assigned to anything...

#20 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] What is that UDP traffic ? » 2022-08-05 13:31:04

Thank you Auanta, is the IP of the machine (not the router, there are none, this is a VM network )

I'm not using iptables but NFtables.

#21 Other Issues » [SOLVED] What is that UDP traffic ? » 2022-08-05 08:31:38

Replies: 6

Hi everyone,

I see the following in my nftable log (that has been dropped) -->

IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:****** SRC= DST= LEN=138 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=0 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=33295 DPT=5678 LEN=118 

**** = mac address removed

the SRC, it the IP of this machine so I guess my machine launch a broadcast ? but which one ? from which application ?

Any idea what generate this ? I get it ~every minute.


#22 Re: Other Issues » APT want to autoremove too much package.. » 2022-06-26 09:51:20

xinomilo wrote:

.. you're removing both (lightdm + slim).

I don't remove both , because every time I purge Slim or lightdm APT see it and prompt me with the TUI and and can choose one of them... therefor I have always one of them

and then in the reported bug why apt want to remove so much ?

xinomilo wrote:

you can't purge the same package twice..

You mean I can't purge, reinstall and then purge once more !?

#23 Re: Other Issues » APT want to autoremove too much package.. » 2022-06-26 09:47:51

MiyoLinux wrote:

My understanding is...

remove - removes the actual package.
--purge - removes the package's configuration files.

no @MiyoLinux

Stack Exchange wrote:

remove: leaves its configuration files on the system.
If a plus sign is appended to the package name (with no intervening space), the identified package will be installed instead of removed.

purge: is identical to remove except that packages are removed and purged (any configuration files are deleted too).

#24 Other Issues » APT want to autoremove too much package.. » 2022-06-25 09:08:26

Replies: 5

Just to report a weird behavior of apt.

here the step to reproduce

# apt purge slim
select lighdm in the TUI

# apt purge lightdm
select slim in the TUI

# apt purge slim
I get

The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  coinor-libcbc3 coinor-libcgl1 coinor-libclp1 coinor-libcoinmp1v5 coinor-libcoinutils3v5
  coinor-libosi1v5 cups-client cups-pk-helper dns-root-data dnsmasq-base espeak-ng-data exfalso
  fonts-font-awesome fonts-lato fonts-opensymbol gimp-data gir1.2-atspi-2.0 gir1.2-gst-plugins-base-1.0
  gir1.2-gstreamer-1.0 gir1.2-gtksource-3.0 gir1.2-javascriptcoregtk-4.0 gir1.2-keybinder-3.0
  gir1.2-notify-0.7 gir1.2-packagekitglib-1.0 gir1.2-polkit-1.0 gir1.2-secret-1 gir1.2-soup-2.4
  gir1.2-webkit2-4.0 gir1.2-wnck-3.0 gnome-keyring gnome-keyring-pkcs11 gstreamer1.0-gtk3
  gstreamer1.0-pulseaudio hyphen-en-us javascript-common libabw-0.1-1 libamd2 libao-common libao4
  libappstream4 libatk-adaptor libaudio2 libayatana-appindicator3-1 libayatana-ido3-0.4-0
  libayatana-indicator3-7 libbabl-0.1-0 libbluetooth3 libboost-filesystem1.74.0 libboost-iostreams1.74.0
  libboost-locale1.74.0 libboost-thread1.74.0 libbrlapi0.8 libcamd2 libccolamd2 libcdr-0.1-1 libcholmod3
  libck-connector0 libclucene-contribs1v5 libclucene-core1v5 libcmis-0.5-5v5 libcolamd2 libdotconf0
  libe-book-0.1-1 libeot0 libepubgen-0.1-1 libespeak-ng1 libetonyek-0.1-1 libexiv2-27
  libexttextcat-2.0-0 libexttextcat-data libfreehand-0.1-1 libgegl-0.4-0 libgegl-common libgexiv2-2
  libgimp2.0 libglib2.0-bin libgpgmepp6 libjim0.79 libjs-jquery libjs-sphinxdoc libjs-underscore
  libjuh-java libjurt-java liblangtag-common liblangtag1 libldb2 liblibreoffice-java
  liblightdm-gobject-1-0 liblouis-data liblouis20 libmbim-glib4 libmbim-proxy libmetis5 libmhash2
  libmm-glib0 libmspub-0.1-1 libmwaw-0.3-3 libmythes-1.2-0 libndp0 libneon27-gnutls
  libnetfilter-conntrack3 libnfnetlink0 libnl-route-3-200 libnm0 libnma-common libnma0
  libnumbertext-1.0-0 libnumbertext-data libodfgen-0.1-1 liborcus-0.16-0 liborcus-parser-0.16-0
  libpackagekit-glib2-18 libpagemaker-0.0-0 libpam-gnome-keyring libpcaudio0 libpcsclite1 libpython3.9
  libqmi-glib5 libqmi-proxy libqrcodegencpp1 libqxp-0.0-0 libraptor2-0 librasqal3 libraw20 librdf0
  libreoffice-base-core libreoffice-calc libreoffice-common libreoffice-core libreoffice-draw
  libreoffice-gtk3 libreoffice-help-common libreoffice-help-en-us libreoffice-impress libreoffice-math
  libreoffice-style-colibre libreoffice-writer librevenge-0.0-0 libridl-java libsmbclient libsonic0
  libspeechd2 libstaroffice-0.0-0 libstemmer0d libsuitesparseconfig5 libtalloc2 libteamdctl0 libtevent0
  libumfpack5 libuno-cppu3 libuno-cppuhelpergcc3-3 libuno-purpenvhelpergcc3-3 libuno-sal3
  libuno-salhelpergcc3-3 libunoloader-java libvisio-0.1-1 libwbclient0 libwpd-0.10-10 libwpg-0.3-3
  libwps-0.4-4 libxmlsec1-nss libyajl2 libyaml-0-2 libzmf-0.0-0 lightdm-gtk-greeter lp-solve
  mobile-broadband-provider-info modemmanager mythes-en-us network-manager network-manager-gnome
  node-normalize.css orca p11-kit p11-kit-modules packagekit packagekit-tools perl-tk python3-brlapi
  python3-cairo python3-cups python3-cupshelpers python3-dbus python3-feedparser python3-gi-cairo
  python3-ldb python3-louis python3-musicbrainzngs python3-mutagen python3-pyatspi python3-pyinotify
  python3-smbc python3-speechd python3-talloc python3-uno python3-xdg quodlibet samba-libs sound-icons
  speech-dispatcher speech-dispatcher-audio-plugins speech-dispatcher-espeak-ng sphinx-rtd-theme-common
  system-config-printer system-config-printer-common system-config-printer-udev uno-libs-private ure
  usb-modeswitch usb-modeswitch-data wpasupplicant xbrlapi xkbset xsane xsane-common
Use 'apt autoremove' to remove them.

Most probably the answer will be in ? tl;dr (yet)
That I received from Head_on_a_Stick

#25 Re: Other Issues » how to not install additional package when doing apt purge !? » 2022-06-25 08:38:02

Thank you @Head_on_a_Stick,

# update-rc.d slim disable

work perfectly ! Thanks.

Talking about metapackage I've seen a bug (when apt want to remove a lot of package for no reason) I will try to reproduce and open another topic.

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