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#1 2020-07-11 15:46:27

ndavilam
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Registered: 2020-07-11
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Build EL Distro based on Devuan, Help!

Hello friends.
I would like you to help me with a guide on how to make a EL Distribution base on Devuan (Testing) like RHEL, but I want to add kernel 5.6.

I am starting a business and I know it reads a little crazy, but I would like to try it and have my offices use this distribution.

What do I need, what tools do I need to start this long journey.

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#2 2020-07-12 11:11:25

HevyDevy
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Re: Build EL Distro based on Devuan, Help!

Why do you need kernel 5.6 ?

distro kit is probably a good starting point to learn how to make EL Distribution.

https://devuan.org/os/distro-kit

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#3 2020-07-14 01:07:44

ndavilam
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Re: Build EL Distro based on Devuan, Help!

I cannot access these tools.
Do you know of any document how they did the process of removing systemd and replacing it with sysvinit

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#4 2020-07-14 10:17:40

fsmithred
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Re: Build EL Distro based on Devuan, Help!

Here's the SDK page on the new git:
https://git.devuan.org/devuan-sdk

Here's a discussion about using live-sdk. I haven't looked at it in a long time, and there may have been some changes that were not documented. If you clone the live-sdk repo and use one of the existing blends, it should work. This is how the official devuan live isos are made.
https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?id=551

The easiest way to make an installable live-iso is to install a system the way you want it. You can do it on hardware or in a VM. Add refractainstaller and refractasnapshot. Run refractasnapshot, and it will make the iso.
https://refracta.org/docs/readme.refractasnapshot.txt

Using the testing suite in a business is probably not a good idea. There may be times when the system is temporarily broken while you wait for new packages to arrive in the repo. If you need a kernel newer than 4.19 you can get 5.x from beowulf-backports.

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#5 2020-07-14 14:59:17

golinux
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Re: Build EL Distro based on Devuan, Help!

Also note that it is a very-bad-idea to use the suite names in sources.list because Devuan and Debian are not always in sync.  It is safer to use codenames to avoid unintended consequences.  Please see https://devuan.org/os/releases.

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#6 2020-07-15 01:47:35

ndavilam
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Re: Build EL Distro based on Devuan, Help!

Thank you all.
I am starting a small business and my idea is to have a stable and secure distribution (EL) with SysVinit.

I currently use Debian (It is my second favorite linux distro, but I don't like SystemD / I also hate Snap / Flatpak), I am a developer but I have no experience in building a linux distribution, for this reason I am looking for help with you.

But being honest the first option is Slackware.

The final idea is to have a fork of Debi (vu) an (sysvinit) as Servers and Slackware for the other users

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