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#1 2021-12-17 14:20:28

Altoid
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[SOLVED] WiCD and Chimaera

Hello:

The time to move to Devuan Chimaera is slowly getting nearer.

Whatever happened to ...

golinux wrote:

... the possibility of running wicd in Chimaera.  Does it work for you?  What issues if any?  Is it secure? Report your experiences here.

If I can avoid it, I'd really want to continue using both WiCD and SLiM.
I see the SLiM 1.3.6-5.2+devuan1 package is in the /merged  chimaera/main amd64

I run a netbook which is i386 (Asus 1000HE), is SLiM available for devuan_chimaera_4.0.0_i386?

I also see the WiCD 1.7.4+tb2-6+devuan2 package is in /merged  chimaera-proposed-updates/main amd64

Anyone using it reliably?

Thanks in advance.

A.

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#2 2021-12-17 15:05:23

golinux
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Re: [SOLVED] WiCD and Chimaera

@Altoid . . . You might look in chimaera-proposed-updates.

https://git.devuan.org/devuan/wicd/src/ … ed-updates

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#3 2021-12-17 22:51:38

Altoid
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Re: [SOLVED] WiCD and Chimaera

Hello:

golinux wrote:

... might look in chimaera-proposed-updates.
https://git.devuan.org/devuan/wicd/src/ … ed-updates

Yes, it seems to be the same one I cited in my post.
ie: Version 1.7.4+tb2-6+devuan2

But the questions you originally posed remain:

1. Is anyone actually using it?
2. What issues if any?
3. Is it secure?

Thanks for your input.

Best,

A.

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#4 2021-12-18 09:36:20

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: [SOLVED] WiCD and Chimaera

golinux wrote:

@Altoid . . . You might look in chimaera-proposed-updates.

That's just a transitional package that depends on NetworkManager or connman to ensure the user isn't left without a network management solution. It does not provide a wicd client of any sort.

Altoid wrote:

Is it secure?

The current version of wicd uses Python 2, which is EOL and unsupported[0] so I would say no. Don't use it, it's obsolete.

The developer is currently working on a Python 3 version but it "will take some time":

https://launchpad.net/wicd/+announcement/30535

And for SLiM the situation is even more extreme because maintenance stopped back in 2014 and as a result it doesn't support user login sessions correctly. The code will continue to rot over time. Anyway it runs X under the root user and so should be avoided like Omicron for that reason alone IMO.

But hey, it's your machine and if you want to use antediluvian unsupported software that is your prerogative.


To obtain a root shell use su -. Using just su will result in "command not found" messages.

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