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#1 2023-01-17 15:47:04

dcolburn
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[SOLVED] gparted missing

gparted isn't present in the menu, doesn't respond in root (prefixed or not with 'sudo'), and isn't present in Synaptic Package Manager.

(I ran 'reload' in SPM - in case it was a damaged repo list.)

Has it been removed or replaced, or do I just have yet-another bizarre local anomaly?

Devuan chimaera, xfce 4.16.0

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#2 2023-01-17 16:18:13

rolfie
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Re: [SOLVED] gparted missing

It depends on the DE and the options used if gparted is installed by default.

Please show your sources.list and

# apt policy gparted

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#3 2023-01-17 16:18:30

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Re: [SOLVED] gparted missing

dcolburn wrote:

Has it been removed or replaced

Nope: https://pkginfo.devuan.org/cgi-bin/pack … ed=1.2.0-1

The launch script is at /usr/sbin/gparted, that should be used instead of the /usr/sbin/gpartedbin binary.

Let's see your sources:

apt policy
grep -v '^$\^#' /etc/apt/sources.list{,.d/*}

I don't trust Synaptic :-)

EDIT: too slow...

Last edited by Head_on_a_Stick (2023-01-17 16:18:39)


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#4 2023-01-17 16:26:42

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Re: [SOLVED] gparted missing

root@devuan1:~# apt policy gparted
gparted:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: (none)
  Version table:
root@devuan1:~# apt policy
Package files:
 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     release a=now
 500 http://pkgmaster.devuan.org/merged chimaera-security/non-free amd64 Packages
     release v=4.0,o=Devuan,a=stable-security,n=chimaera-security,l=Devuan-Security,c=non-free,b=amd64
     origin pkgmaster.devuan.org
 500 http://pkgmaster.devuan.org/merged chimaera-security/main amd64 Packages
     release v=4.0,o=Devuan,a=stable-security,n=chimaera-security,l=Devuan-Security,c=main,b=amd64
     origin pkgmaster.devuan.org
 500 cdrom://[Devuan GNU/Linux 4.0 chimaera amd64 - desktop 20211012] chimaera/non-free amd64 Packages
     release c=non-free,b=amd64
     origin Devuan GNU/Linux 4.0 chimaera amd64 - desktop 20211012
 500 cdrom://[Devuan GNU/Linux 4.0 chimaera amd64 - desktop 20211012] chimaera/main amd64 Packages
     release c=main,b=amd64
     origin Devuan GNU/Linux 4.0 chimaera amd64 - desktop 20211012
 500 cdrom://[Devuan GNU/Linux 4.0 chimaera amd64 - desktop 20211012] chimaera/contrib amd64 Packages
     release c=contrib,b=amd64
     origin Devuan GNU/Linux 4.0 chimaera amd64 - desktop 20211012
Pinned packages:
root@devuan1:~# grep -v '^$\^#' /etc/apt/sources.list{,.d/*}
/etc/apt/sources.list:# deb cdrom:[Devuan GNU/Linux 4.0 chimaera amd64 - desktop 20211012]/ chimaera contrib main non-free
/etc/apt/sources.list:
/etc/apt/sources.list:deb cdrom:[Devuan GNU/Linux 4.0 chimaera amd64 - desktop 20211012]/ chimaera contrib main non-free
/etc/apt/sources.list:
/etc/apt/sources.list:deb http://pkgmaster.devuan.org/merged chimaera-security main contrib non-free
/etc/apt/sources.list:deb-src http://pkgmaster.devuan.org/merged chimaera-security main contrib non-free
/etc/apt/sources.list:
/etc/apt/sources.list:# chimaera-updates, to get updates before a point release is made;
/etc/apt/sources.list:# see https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-reference/ch02.en.html#_updates_and_backports
/etc/apt/sources.list:# A network mirror was not selected during install.  The following entries
/etc/apt/sources.list:# are provided as examples, but you should amend them as appropriate
/etc/apt/sources.list:# for your mirror of choice.
/etc/apt/sources.list:#
/etc/apt/sources.list:# deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged chimaera-updates main contrib non-free
/etc/apt/sources.list:# deb-src http://deb.devuan.org/merged chimaera-updates main contrib non-free
grep: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*: No such file or directory
root@devuan1:~# 

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#5 2023-01-17 16:30:07

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Re: [SOLVED] gparted missing

So you only have the chimaera-security repository. Did you not select a mirror during the installation?

Full sources list here:

https://www.devuan.org/os/packages

EDIT: I got the grep command wrong, sorry, that should have been

grep -v '^$\|^#' /etc/apt/sources.list{,.d/*}

But then you wouldn't be able to see the comment that explains what went wrong.

Last edited by Head_on_a_Stick (2023-01-17 16:31:41)


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#6 2023-01-17 16:36:07

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Re: [SOLVED] gparted missing

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

So you only have the chimaera-security repository. Did you not select a mirror during the installation?

Dollars to donuts ... that's it!

I'll restart the process.

I've given up on fussing with the added complexity of RAID.

It should be trivial to just initiate an incremental backup when I make a substantive change - otherwise automate a routine incremental backup every night.

Thanks!

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#7 2023-01-17 20:47:45

alexkemp
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Re: [SOLVED] gparted missing

FWIW:
I've got Chimaera & gparted is installed:

$ apt policy gparted
gparted:
  Installed: 1.2.0-1
  Candidate: 1.2.0-1
  Version table:
 *** 1.2.0-1 500
        500 http://deb.devuan.org/merged chimaera/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

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#8 2023-01-17 23:04:22

Marjorie
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Re: [SOLVED] gparted missing

dcolburn wrote:

gparted isn't present in the menu, doesn't respond in root (prefixed or not with 'sudo'), and isn't present in Synaptic Package Manager.

(I ran 'reload' in SPM - in case it was a damaged repo list.)

Has it been removed or replaced, or do I just have yet-another bizarre local anomaly?

Devuan chimaera, xfce 4.16.0

I think its optional. Although its in the main repository, lots of useful utilities are optional. If it's there you should find it be searching for it in synaptic. If you find it just install it.

When I searched for it in synaptic history (file/history) I see that I installed it myself.

Last edited by Marjorie (2023-01-17 23:06:27)

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#9 2023-01-17 23:21:52

Marjorie
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Re: [SOLVED] gparted missing

dcolburn wrote:

It should be trivial to just initiate an incremental backup when I make a substantive change - otherwise automate a routine incremental backup every night.

Thanks!

Be aware that Deja Dup is only intended to do an incremental back up of files in your /home directory.

e.g.. see https://gitlab.gnome.org/World/deja-dup:

"Déjà Dup focuses on ease of use and personal, accidental data loss. If you need a full system backup or an archival program, you may prefer other backup apps."

While in theory you could backup your entire system if you ran it as root that is not reliable as the backup may end up inconsistent - generally you should only backup your system files offline or if you have the tools to snapshot your mounted system.

Last edited by Marjorie (2023-01-17 23:25:12)

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#10 2023-01-18 06:58:21

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Re: [SOLVED] gparted missing

dcolburn wrote:

I'll restart the process.

You don't need to reinstall. Just add the missing sources. This isn't Windows. Reinstalling is very rarely necessary with Linux.

dcolburn wrote:

It should be trivial to just initiate an incremental backup when I make a substantive change - otherwise automate a routine incremental backup every night.

Please try not to derail existing threads with separate problems. Try to keep to a single problem per thread to maximise SEO. Thanks.


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