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#1 2021-09-04 19:16:52

manyroads
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[SOLVED] chimaera (beta) running with dwm & i3wm: discoveries

I have spent the last day installing the 'next' version of Devuan (trying to anyway) and seeing what was to be discovered.  The base level version looks nice enough with its basic xfce4 lay out.  However, I have noticed numerous software products missing from the repos (making the setup, arrangement, I use unnecessarily difficult to setup).

Here are the major apps I have found I need to source from Debian (or other) deb file sources/ or self-build:
Dropbox
Skype
Zoom
OnlyOffice
j4-dmenu-desktop
deadbeef
xed (simple Mint editor)
firefox that is non-esr
Calibre
Many/most? Virtualbox essential components (At this juncture, I am unable to get VirtualBox functioning. )

Missing entirely from the ecosphere:
nemo-dropbox (yes I'm the only person on the planet who uses nemo on dwm and i3wm)

I think that's it for now.  I hope this is of some value.


Pax vobiscum,
Mark Rabideau - ManyRoads
i3wm, dwm WM ~ Reg. Linux User #449130
"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." -- H. L. Mencken

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#2 2021-09-04 19:29:24

larsH
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Re: [SOLVED] chimaera (beta) running with dwm & i3wm: discoveries

Hi

What Devuan has in its repos are mostly what Debian ships with in its stable version. So those program are not a part of Devuan. But if you need, most of it can be installed via for example flatpaks. They are not a pert of devuan but flatpak is in the repositories.

Hope this and may DuckDuckGo or Google help you

Have a nice day
Lars H

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#3 2021-09-04 19:42:28

rolfie
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Re: [SOLVED] chimaera (beta) running with dwm & i3wm: discoveries

Virtualbox 6.1.26 now is available from Orcale directly as .deb. Can be installed via dpkg -i name.deb

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#4 2021-09-05 21:10:51

manyroads
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Re: [SOLVED] chimaera (beta) running with dwm & i3wm: discoveries

FWIW... the VBox from Oracle does not install a number of required packs like dkms, guest additions, etc. As for using flatpaks, appmage, snaps, etc. They're not really my cup of tea.

I just thought folks might like to know about all the manual tasks I uncovered in order to get things usable (in my situation).


Pax vobiscum,
Mark Rabideau - ManyRoads
i3wm, dwm WM ~ Reg. Linux User #449130
"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." -- H. L. Mencken

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#5 2021-09-06 05:45:07

larsH
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Re: [SOLVED] chimaera (beta) running with dwm & i3wm: discoveries

Hi

Then you should consider unstable for newer packages or another distro that has the packages you want. Or tinker a lot to go agianst what is the nature of Devuan.

Have a nice day
Lars H

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#6 2021-09-06 11:43:07

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Re: [SOLVED] chimaera (beta) running with dwm & i3wm: discoveries

dpkg -i <packages> to install .deb packages you downloaded.
then
apt -f install to install the missing dependencies. (no package names in this command.)

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#7 2021-09-06 13:18:22

manyroads
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Re: [SOLVED] chimaera (beta) running with dwm & i3wm: discoveries

Thank you Fred and Lars. In my case, for my family users I support in the Debian world I'll just stick with MX.


Pax vobiscum,
Mark Rabideau - ManyRoads
i3wm, dwm WM ~ Reg. Linux User #449130
"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." -- H. L. Mencken

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#8 2021-09-06 21:09:36

tylerdurden
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Re: [SOLVED] chimaera (beta) running with dwm & i3wm: discoveries

manyroads wrote:

FWIW... the VBox from Oracle does not install a number of required packs like dkms, guest additions, etc. As for using flatpaks, appmage, snaps, etc. They're not really my cup of tea.

I just thought folks might like to know about all the manual tasks I uncovered in order to get things usable (in my situation).


Manyroads:

Regarding virtualbox on Devuan, this is how I go about it (using a perl script):

Add the repository keys:

wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox_2016.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add - 
wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -

Add this to /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian buster contrib non-free

Install kernel headers:

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)

Update repositories and install virtualbox:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get install virtualbox-6.1

Add $USER to vboxusers group:

sudo usermod -a -G vboxusers $USER

Logout and login again. Should work.

The extension pack can be downloaded from the Virtualbox website and installed manually from Virtualbox or on the command line:

sudo VBoxManage extpack install $file

If you're interested, I've created a perl script to automate this.

Hope this helps.

PS : screenshot

edit: tidied up some syntax

Last edited by tylerdurden (2021-09-07 20:54:06)

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#9 2021-09-07 12:37:50

manyroads
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Re: [SOLVED] chimaera (beta) running with dwm & i3wm: discoveries

Thanks @tylerdurden


Pax vobiscum,
Mark Rabideau - ManyRoads
i3wm, dwm WM ~ Reg. Linux User #449130
"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." -- H. L. Mencken

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#10 2021-09-07 20:49:11

tylerdurden
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Re: [SOLVED] chimaera (beta) running with dwm & i3wm: discoveries

manyroads wrote:

Thanks @tylerdurden

You're welcome! Give it a shot & don't hesitate to let me know if it worked. I haven't tried it under Chimaera so far myself but I'll be looking into that later this week since it's in beta phase now.

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#11 2021-09-08 12:38:27

tylerdurden
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Re: [SOLVED] chimaera (beta) running with dwm & i3wm: discoveries

For what it's worth, I installed Chimaera beta as a VBox VM last night to see whether the method I suggested to @manyroads works the way it does under Beowulf, changing the apt repository to:

deb https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian bullseye contrib non-free

Unfortunately that didn't work as expected. Not sure if this is because Chimaera is still in beta.

virtualbox error

I did manage to install VirtualBox using

dpkg -i virtualbox*.deb

After adding $USER to the "vboxusers" group and a reboot, I noticed only 32-bit is available but I suspect this is simply because I was basically installing VirtualBox in a VirtualBox VM rather than on bare metal (same story with another distro).

@manyroads, for now it looks like you'll have to install the *.deb file using dpkg -i as fsmithred suggested.

UPDATE:

Followed the instructions found over here. This time I did manage to install it from the VBox repo. It should look like this:

deb [arch=amd64] http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian bullseye contrib

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