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#1 2021-02-15 01:54:14

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Devuan Beowulf 3.1.0 point release

Dear Init Freedom Lovers,

Once again the Veteran Unix Admins salute you on this day commemorating six years since the first Devuan pre-alpha Valentine's Day release in 2015!

Devuan Beowulf 3.1.0 point release installer ISOs, desktop-live, and minimal-live isos are now available. Note that ARM and virtual images are not updated in this release.

## What’s new in this point release

### Installation

The installer now offers a choice of three init systems. runit has been added, along with sysvinit and openrc.

If you would like to select an alternate bootloader (lilo) or exclude non-free firmware, you must select one of the Expert install options.

The recommended default mirror is now deb.devuan.org. If you would like to use a country code mirror, please check the mirror list to see if there is one suitable for your needs.

### Security updates and bug fixes

linux-image-4.19.0-14 Debian 4.19.171-2 (2021-01-30)

firefox-esr 78.7.0esr-1~deb10u1

lightdm 1.26.0-4+devuan1 (fixes bugs related to power buttons and accessibility features)

New package, debian-pulseaudio-config-override corrects problem of pulseaudio being off by default

And many more. (See https://www.debian.org/security/2020/ and https://www.debian.org/security/2021/)

## Documentation

Please read the Release Notes carefully:
  https://files.devuan.org/devuan_beowulf … _notes.txt

Beowulf 3.0.0 announcement:
  https://www.devuan.org/os/announce/beow … 60120.html

## Download

  https://files.devuan.org/devuan_beowulf/
  https://www.devuan.org/get-devuan (mirrors)

The latter URL also includes information about the official Devuan package repositories, an ISO selection guide and links to installation guides.

## What about ARM and virtual images?

ARM and Virtual Machine images are provided by the greater Devuan community rather than as part of official releases. Users are being encouraged to build and contribute ARM images for their particular hardware. This will increase the variety of images available and allow the release schedule of the installer ISOs to move forward more quickly.

Images can be built using using arm-sdk and vm-sdk:
  https://www.devuan.org/os/distro-kit

Arm-related discussion happens at #devuan-arm (Freenode) and the Dev1Galaxy forum

## Resource Channels

  Mailing list: https://mailinglists.dyne.org/cgi-bin/m … stinfo/dng
  IRC: #devuan #devuan-dev (Freenode)
  Forum: https://dev1galaxy.org
  Source code: https://git.devuan.org
  Bug tracker: https://bugs.devuan.org
  Popularity contest: https://popcon.devuan.org
  Package information: https://pkginfo.devuan.org
  Press contact: freedom@devuan.org

## Chimaera coming soon

The Devuan development team will now focus on polishing our fourth release, codename “Chimaera”, minor planet no. 623.

## Appreciation

We wish to thank all of you for the incredible support given to this development effort, which continues to make Devuan a useful and reliable base distribution.

To support the Devuan project you can donate at:
https://www.devuan.org/donate (includes financial reports)

or take up one of the tasks listed at:
https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1380#p1380

Happy hacking ;^)

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#2 2021-02-15 12:18:22

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Re: Devuan Beowulf 3.1.0 point release

Excellent. Good to see cryptsetup-modified-functions make it into this point release.

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#3 2021-02-15 18:25:37

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Re: Devuan Beowulf 3.1.0 point release

Great work! Thanks for making another excellent release available.

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#4 2021-02-15 18:41:51

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Re: Devuan Beowulf 3.1.0 point release

Does it include a patch package to undo the horrible change in su behaviour introduced in the 3.0 release?

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#5 2021-02-15 18:52:59

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Re: Devuan Beowulf 3.1.0 point release

Yes, thank you very much to all you hard workers at Devuan.  An amazing, functional and free operating system!

I had to boot my USB installer in legacy (BIOS) mode rather than UEFI, on my particular PC. If I installed through UEFI, the post-installation boot would end up at the GRUB2 command line.

I installed using ethernet, with the runit init software, and configured wifi after the first reboot.  To avoid subsequent slow booting ("ifup: waiting for lock on /run/network/interfaces/ifstate.eth0"), I had to comment out the following lines in /etc/network/interfaces:
    # The primary network interface
    #allow-hotplug eth0
    #iface eth0 inet dhcp
    # This is an autoconfigured IPv6 interface
    #iface eth0 inet6 auto

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#6 2021-02-16 03:46:08

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Re: Devuan Beowulf 3.1.0 point release

Fantastic! Updated and running as smooth as ever.
Big thanks for all the hard work that everyone has put into making this great distro

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#7 2021-02-16 10:30:05

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Re: Devuan Beowulf 3.1.0 point release

Great, many thanks to the VUA.
Will a simple apt update/upgrade do the job and bring my systems up to 3.1?

Regards
Berni


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#8 2021-02-16 12:03:05

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Re: Devuan Beowulf 3.1.0 point release

Dutch_Master wrote:

Does it include a patch package to undo the horrible change in su behaviour introduced in the 3.0 release?

What change is that?

Is su, more messed up then before?


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#9 2021-02-16 12:58:59

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Re: Devuan Beowulf 3.1.0 point release

zapper wrote:
Dutch_Master wrote:

Does it include a patch package to undo the horrible change in su behaviour introduced in the 3.0 release?

What change is that?

Is su, more messed up then before?

Have a quick read, including the replies I got.
https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?pid=21042#p21042

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#10 2021-02-16 13:18:03

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Re: Devuan Beowulf 3.1.0 point release

The path issue with su is not a Devuan topic but coming down from the Debian side of things. Get used to this. Also there are hints in the Release Notes how to handle the issue on your own.

Rolfie

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#11 2021-02-16 14:03:09

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Re: Devuan Beowulf 3.1.0 point release

berni51 wrote:

Will a simple apt update/upgrade do the job and bring my systems up to 3.1?

Yes. Regular update/upgrade will get you there. We made a new set of isos to include all the updates, so if you install without a network mirror, you will get the new stuff.

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#12 2021-02-16 17:09:01

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Re: Devuan Beowulf 3.1.0 point release

fsmithred wrote:

Yes. Regular update/upgrade will get you there. We made a new set of isos to include all the updates, so if you install without a network mirror, you will get the new stuff.

Great job, thanks again.
Maybe it's time to say Goodbye to my last Debian machine - only to see, how the new iso will work during installation.

Regards
Berni


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#13 2021-02-19 18:47:32

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Re: Devuan Beowulf 3.1.0 point release

Where is the torrent for this? When I try to find a torrent for Devuan Beowulf I can only find the old one for 3.0, not this current one.

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#14 2021-02-19 20:29:08

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Re: Devuan Beowulf 3.1.0 point release

The new torrent is on the main page at files.devuan.org and it's linked from the main site on the page that lists the mirrors. Note the date on the file: Feb 15
https://files.devuan.org/

Also note that the 3.0.0 installer isos are still in the download directory, so they are included in the torrent file. If you don't want them, there's a way to select only the files you want. Or if you choose the same directory that already has the old isos as your target, it should just add the new ones.

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#15 2021-02-25 05:40:07

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Re: Devuan Beowulf 3.1.0 point release

Nice to see the installer lets you choose a different init now. Congrats!

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#16 2021-06-23 01:32:28

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Re: Devuan Beowulf 3.1.0 point release

fsmithred wrote:
berni51 wrote:

Will a simple apt update/upgrade do the job and bring my systems up to 3.1?

Yes. Regular update/upgrade will get you there.

Unfortunately not on my system.

Each day I use:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install -f && sudo apt upgrade

Today that got me kernel 4.19.0-17 + an odd message about a potential 28 further upgrades. Re-running the commands now produces zero result. I'm still on beowulf-3.

Searching then showed this page & the possibility for beowulf-3.1.0 - but not for me.

This is sources:

$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ beowulf main non-free contrib 
## package repositories
deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ beowulf-updates main non-free contrib 
deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ beowulf-security main non-free contrib 
deb http://deb.devuan.org/devuan/ beowulf-proposed main non-free contrib  
deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ beowulf-backports main non-free contrib

Is this a clue?:

$ sudo apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
Hit:1 http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf InRelease
Hit:2 http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf-updates InRelease
Hit:3 http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf-security InRelease
Hit:4 http://deb.devuan.org/devuan beowulf-proposed InRelease
Hit:5 http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf-backports InRelease               
Hit:6 https://josm.openstreetmap.de/apt alldist InRelease                    
Reading package lists... Done
E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend - open (13: Permission denied)
E: Unable to acquire the dpkg frontend lock (/var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend), are you root?

Those are zero-byte dpkg/lock + dpkg/lock-frontend files, but they appear to be long-established. Removing them made zero difference.

The final item is that I've tried editing 20auto-upgrades (first line from 1 to 0):

$ cat /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/20auto-upgrades
APT::Periodic::Update-Package-Lists "0";
APT::Periodic::Unattended-Upgrade "1";

That seems to have made zero difference.

I'm out of ideas. All help appreciated.

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#17 2021-06-23 11:43:12

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Re: Devuan Beowulf 3.1.0 point release

alexkemp wrote:
fsmithred wrote:
berni51 wrote:

Will a simple apt update/upgrade do the job and bring my systems up to 3.1?

Yes. Regular update/upgrade will get you there.

Unfortunately not on my system.

Each day I use:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install -f && sudo apt upgrade

Today that got me kernel 4.19.0-17 + an odd message about a potential 28 further upgrades. Re-running the commands now produces zero result. I'm still on beowulf-3.

Searching then showed this page & the possibility for beowulf-3.1.0 - but not for me.

This is sources:

$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ beowulf main non-free contrib 
## package repositories
deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ beowulf-updates main non-free contrib 
deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ beowulf-security main non-free contrib 
deb http://deb.devuan.org/devuan/ beowulf-proposed main non-free contrib  
deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ beowulf-backports main non-free contrib

Is this a clue?:

$ sudo apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
Hit:1 http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf InRelease
Hit:2 http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf-updates InRelease
Hit:3 http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf-security InRelease
Hit:4 http://deb.devuan.org/devuan beowulf-proposed InRelease
Hit:5 http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf-backports InRelease               
Hit:6 https://josm.openstreetmap.de/apt alldist InRelease                    
Reading package lists... Done
E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend - open (13: Permission denied)
E: Unable to acquire the dpkg frontend lock (/var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend), are you root?

Those are zero-byte dpkg/lock + dpkg/lock-frontend files, but they appear to be long-established. Removing them made zero difference.

The final item is that I've tried editing 20auto-upgrades (first line from 1 to 0):

$ cat /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/20auto-upgrades
APT::Periodic::Update-Package-Lists "0";
APT::Periodic::Unattended-Upgrade "1";

That seems to have made zero difference.

I'm out of ideas. All help appreciated.

Those "lock file" messages appear to me to be saying that you're running your commands as a normal user, not as root. Since you're using sudo, my guess is that something is wrong with -- or has changed --- in your sudo configuration.

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#18 2021-06-23 13:17:00

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Re: Devuan Beowulf 3.1.0 point release

alexkemp wrote:

Is this a clue?:

$ sudo apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
Hit:1 http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf InRelease
Hit:2 http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf-updates InRelease
Hit:3 http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf-security InRelease
Hit:4 http://deb.devuan.org/devuan beowulf-proposed InRelease
Hit:5 http://deb.devuan.org/merged beowulf-backports InRelease               
Hit:6 https://josm.openstreetmap.de/apt alldist InRelease                    
Reading package lists... Done
E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend - open (13: Permission denied)
E: Unable to acquire the dpkg frontend lock (/var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend), are you root?

Those are zero-byte dpkg/lock + dpkg/lock-frontend files, but they appear to be long-established. Removing them made zero difference.

Hi alexkemp

I can't really address the main complaint/question, but perhaps I could address this clue? I have the idea that the "apt-get dist-upgrade" after the && needs its own sudo ? That might explain the "are you root" response.

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#19 2021-06-23 14:45:34

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Re: Devuan Beowulf 3.1.0 point release

sudo apt update && sudo apt install -f && sudo apt upgrade

Today that got me kernel 4.19.0-17 + an odd message about a potential 28 further upgrades. Re-running the commands now produces zero result. I'm still on beowulf-3.

If those commands completed without error, then it's correct that there are no more upgrades, because you already got them, and your beowulf is fully updated and current. You can check to see what got upgraded or installed by looking in /var/log/apt/history.log.

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#20 2021-06-23 23:12:20

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Re: Devuan Beowulf 3.1.0 point release

fsmithred wrote:
sudo apt update && sudo apt install -f && sudo apt upgrade

…I'm still on beowulf-3.

…You can check to see what got upgraded or installed by looking in /var/log/apt/history.log.

Many thanks to all those that responded.

It seems that I *am* on beowulf-3.1.0, but that the release info was not updated.

I see from the Release Announcement that Beowulf-3.1 was released with linux-image-4.19.0-14. The upgrade obtained 24 hours ago was linux-image-4.19.0-17. The command-line shown is for "upgrade". That strongly suggest that yes, I did get a 3.1 upgrade. However, what I did NOT get was an upgraded /etc/os-release, which has led me astray.

The remarks that some 'sudo's were missed from some commands are also obviously accurate.

Sorry about the size of the code that follows. This is the tail of /var/log/apt/history.log:

Start-Date: 2021-06-23  00:12:23
Commandline: apt upgrade
Requested-By: alexk (1000)
Install: linux-image-4.19.0-17-amd64:amd64 (4.19.194-1, automatic)
Upgrade: linux-libc-dev:amd64 (4.19.181-1, 4.19.194-1),
         libxml2-utils:amd64 (2.9.4+dfsg1-7+deb10u1, 2.9.4+dfsg1-7+deb10u2),
         libgnutls-openssl27:amd64 (3.6.7-4+deb10u6, 3.6.7-4+deb10u7),
         fig2dev:amd64 (1:3.2.7a-5+deb10u3, 1:3.2.7a-5+deb10u4),
         mariadb-common:amd64 (1:10.3.27-0+deb10u1, 1:10.3.29-0+deb10u1),
         libklibc:amd64 (2.0.6-1, 2.0.6-1+deb10u1),
         isc-dhcp-common:amd64 (4.4.1-2, 4.4.1-2+deb10u1),
         libfluidsynth1:amd64 (1.1.11-1, 1.1.11-1+deb10u1),
         shim-helpers-amd64-signed:amd64 (1+15+1533136590.3beb971+7+deb10u1, 1+15.4+5~deb10u1),
         linux-image-amd64:amd64 (4.19+105+deb10u11, 4.19+105+deb10u12),
         libgcrypt20:amd64 (1.8.4-5, 1.8.4-5+deb10u1),
         libglib2.0-bin:amd64 (2.58.3-2+deb10u2, 2.58.3-2+deb10u3),
         libhogweed4:amd64 (3.4.1-1, 3.4.1-1+deb10u1),
         shim-unsigned:amd64 (15+1533136590.3beb971-7+deb10u1, 15.4-5~deb10u1),
         python-libxml2:amd64 (2.9.4+dfsg1-7+deb10u1, 2.9.4+dfsg1-7+deb10u2),
         shim-signed:amd64 (1.33+15+1533136590.3beb971-7, 1.36~1+deb10u2+15.4-5~deb10u1),
         libglib2.0-data:amd64 (2.58.3-2+deb10u2, 2.58.3-2+deb10u3),
         libnettle6:amd64 (3.4.1-1, 3.4.1-1+deb10u1),
         libxml2:amd64 (2.9.4+dfsg1-7+deb10u1, 2.9.4+dfsg1-7+deb10u2),
         libmariadb3:amd64 (1:10.3.27-0+deb10u1, 1:10.3.29-0+deb10u1),
         libgnutls30:amd64 (3.6.7-4+deb10u6, 3.6.7-4+deb10u7),
         xfce4-weather-plugin:amd64 (0.8.10-1, 0.8.10-1+deb10u1),
         josm-latest:amd64 (1.5.svn17921, 1.5.svn17938),
         libgnutls-dane0:amd64 (3.6.7-4+deb10u6, 3.6.7-4+deb10u7),
         isc-dhcp-client:amd64 (4.4.1-2, 4.4.1-2+deb10u1),
         klibc-utils:amd64 (2.0.6-1, 2.0.6-1+deb10u1),
         libglib2.0-0:amd64 (2.58.3-2+deb10u2, 2.58.3-2+deb10u3),
         shim-signed-common:amd64 (1.33+15+1533136590.3beb971-7, 1.36~1+deb10u2+15.4-5~deb10u1)
End-Date: 2021-06-23  00:15:03

Last edited by alexkemp (2021-06-23 23:21:26)

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#21 2021-07-20 15:49:27

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Re: Devuan Beowulf 3.1.0 point release

Congratulations to the whole team and keep it going!
I jumped to Chimaera some time ago and its surprisingly stable

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