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#1 2024-02-13 13:40:31

jacksprat
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APT source.list for Devuan 5.0.1

I just installed Devuan 5.0.1, and wanted to use Leafpad.  I know it is available, but can't set the right /etc/apt/sources.list file entry to allow it to be installed with apt-get.  I have

     deb http://archive.devuan.org/merged ascii/main amd64

as the last line.  Is this correct?  Is there something else I need to do?  Thanks.

Package leafpad is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'leafpad' has no installation candidate

Last edited by jacksprat (2024-02-13 13:43:41)

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#2 2024-02-13 14:57:36

rolfie
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Re: APT source.list for Devuan 5.0.1

Your entry into the sources.list is wrong. You could use:

deb http://archive.devuan.org/merged ascii main

But I wouldn't fiddle and change the sources.list of my Daedalus for a single program.

Alternative: on the right hand top of the forum page is a link behind Packages to a search of the complete Devuan repo. Use that to search for leafpad. In the list of results then click on the ASCII package and you get another page with all available info about the latest version including a link to the file itself (look for Filename:). Click on the link and you get the deb downloaded. You can install it with dpkg -i or gdebi.

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#3 2024-02-13 14:58:34

alexkemp
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Re: APT source.list for Devuan 5.0.1

Hmm. How about this one:

$ apt search Leafpad
Sorting... Done
Full Text Search... Done
l3afpad/stable 0.8.18.1.11-4 amd64
  Simple text editor forked from Leafpad
$ grep ^[^#] /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*
/etc/apt/sources.list:deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged daedalus                  main non-free-firmware non-free contrib
/etc/apt/sources.list:deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged daedalus-updates          main non-free-firmware non-free contrib
/etc/apt/sources.list:deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged daedalus-security         main non-free-firmware non-free contrib
/etc/apt/sources.list:deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged daedalus-proposed-updates main non-free-firmware non-free contrib
/etc/apt/sources.list:deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged daedalus-backports        main non-free-firmware non-free contrib
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/josm.list:deb https://josm.openstreetmap.de/apt/ alldist universe

Last edited by alexkemp (2024-02-13 15:00:57)

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#4 2024-02-13 15:05:04

stargate-sg1-cheyenne-mtn
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Re: APT source.list for Devuan 5.0.1

if you've just done a fresh install of Devuan 5 Daedalus then your /etc/apt/sources.list should have lines like

deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged daedalus main

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#5 2024-02-13 15:13:27

stargate-sg1-cheyenne-mtn
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Re: APT source.list for Devuan 5.0.1

also see:
ttps://tracker.debian.org/pkg/leafpad

Last edited by stargate-sg1-cheyenne-mtn (2024-02-13 15:13:46)


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#6 2024-02-13 17:28:11

jacksprat
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Re: APT source.list for Devuan 5.0.1

Thanks for all your replies.  I will use l3afpad for now [can't see the difference].  None of the source.list alternatives worked.  I have to read further docs to find what I am missing.  At least such obscure packages as rfkill, xkbset and lsyncd are there!

Now that I see that leafpad was gtk2, which is not long for this world, it is good to see that https://github.com/stevenhoneyman is continuing development in l3afpad and gtk3.  I am pleased!

Last edited by jacksprat (2024-02-13 20:09:34)

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#7 2024-02-14 13:06:17

The-Amnesiac-Philosopher
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Re: APT source.list for Devuan 5.0.1

TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY edited this post, because Debian removed the Leafpad .deb package... mad

However...luckily...without obtrusion...and instinctively...I still have the last version .deb saved. wink

I still use Leafpad and will continue using it until it no longer works or an obscure security issue arises. smile

Nothing against l3afpad, but I just don't like having to concentrate on typing that name correctly if I need to sudo it... big_smile

Last edited by The-Amnesiac-Philosopher (2024-02-14 14:23:21)

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#8 2024-02-14 14:24:48

rolfie
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Re: APT source.list for Devuan 5.0.1

You could add an alias ...

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#9 2024-02-14 14:32:43

The-Amnesiac-Philosopher
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Re: APT source.list for Devuan 5.0.1

Great point! smile

I could, but...

I like to keep my system as simple as possible.

May not be the best way, but it's the way I like it...

Plus, I'm amnesiactilish. tongue

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#10 2024-02-15 19:30:03

jacksprat
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Re: APT source.list for Devuan 5.0.1

Or you could type "l3<tab>", just 3 characters.  More seriously, I like  what @stevenhoneyman did with leafpad.

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#11 2024-02-15 21:07:16

The-Amnesiac-Philosopher
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Re: APT source.list for Devuan 5.0.1

Okay...I relent.

You guys have talked me into going ahead and trying l3afpad again.

I'm branching out of my comfort zone...

tongue

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#12 2024-02-15 21:42:52

The-Amnesiac-Philosopher
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Re: APT source.list for Devuan 5.0.1

jacksprat,

Cool name by the way...

Leafpad hasn't been available since Devuan Ascii. Beowulf and Chimaera releases were skipped without leafpad or L3afpad being available...(hence why I saved the .deb package wink ).

As of Devuan Daedalus, only l3afpad is available. If you wish, you can click the following links to see what I'm talking about n'stuff... smile

Leafpad

L3afpad

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#13 2024-02-16 10:13:58

ExposeGlobalistsMadness
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Re: APT source.list for Devuan 5.0.1

There's also featherpad in the Daedalus repos, similar to mousepad because it has a toolbar, etc.;  more functional than l3afpad and leafpad.
I just wonder why featherpad hangs for roughly a couple of seconds or more everytime you go File/Open.  Any thoughts why?  Maybe some permissions are too permissive and --lo-- some process could be trying to snoop on your file system?
(#vulnerability?)

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#14 2024-02-16 19:45:07

The-Amnesiac-Philosopher
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Re: APT source.list for Devuan 5.0.1

I've used featherpad in the past and liked it.

I just installed it to see if I'd get the same behavior that you described. I don't get the hang here.

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#15 2024-02-16 21:55:26

ExposeGlobalistsMadness
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Re: APT source.list for Devuan 5.0.1

Thanks for your feedback, The-Amnesiac-Philosopher , it made me reconsider my setup.  I also get a 2-3 second hang for File/Save as... or when I click on either of those problematic file operations' toolbar buttons.  Those hangs seem to be due to the fact that featherpad was being launched with an QT_... environment variable for theming, as I just noticed that it doesn't hang from a plain cli launch;  I had also built it from source.  So, something encouraging! 
I like featherpad too, and it's much smaller than mousepad!

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