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#1 2022-03-13 23:35:25

recklessswing
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Why is only main repo is active in sources.list?

When I installed devuan for the first time, I saw that in sources.list only this repo is enabled:
deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged chimaera main 
Other security and updates are there but commented. Why is this? Should I uncomment them?

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#2 2022-03-14 00:00:30

GlennW
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Re: Why is only main repo is active in sources.list?

yes

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#3 2022-03-14 11:27:34

hevidevi
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Re: Why is only main repo is active in sources.list?

You may have opted out unknowingly for security and updates or there is a bug in the installer. But yeah you should have security and updates enabled if you are using stable chimeara branch.

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#4 2022-04-27 04:47:53

dave
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Re: Why is only main repo is active in sources.list?

As an add-on to this discussion:

The upgrade/conversion documentation only has the 'main' category mentioned:

  ''''Modify sources.list to look like the one provided. Comment out all other lines.
  ''''deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged chimaera main
  ''''deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged chimaera-updates main
  ''''deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged chimaera-security main

What about the 'contrib' and 'non-free' repositories?

Should these be added?  Before or after an upgrade or conversion?

I typically add them after the full dist-upgrade.  Is this proper?

Inquiring minds want to know...

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#5 2022-05-03 18:41:58

thierrybo
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Re: Why is only main repo is active in sources.list?

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#6 2022-05-03 19:08:20

rolfie
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Re: Why is only main repo is active in sources.list?

If I remember correctly about my recent experiences with the installer, that when you select a mirror to install from you will be asked several questions what to add to the sources.list. Then you get the full story. If you do an offline installation you end up with the install media and the simple chimaera main.

Very short to dave's question:

main: free software only
contrib: SW with other than the Debian/Devuan licence, typical example Virtual Box
non-free: propriatary stuff - you want to enable this when you need firmware for your hardware to work

rolfie

Last edited by rolfie (2022-05-03 19:08:53)

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#7 2022-05-03 22:52:30

Ron
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Re: Why is only main repo is active in sources.list?

I'm confused by this post. This is what my sources.list looks like. Do I need to remove any of the " #'s "? I have been getting security updates (at least for some things).

deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ chimaera main non-free contrib 
# deb-src http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ chimaera main non-free contrib 

deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ chimaera-security non-free contrib main 
# deb-src http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ chimaera-security non-free contrib main 

# chimaera-updates, to get updates before a point release is made;
# see https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-reference/ch02.en.html#_updates_and_backports
deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ chimaera-updates main contrib non-free 
# deb-src http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ chimaera-updates main contrib non-free 

# chimaera-backports, previously on backports.debian.org
deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ chimaera-backports main contrib non-free 
# deb-src http://deb.devuan.org/merged/ chimaera-backports main contrib non-free 

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#8 2022-05-03 23:25:14

MiyoLinux
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Re: Why is only main repo is active in sources.list?

They look good to me Ron...


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#9 2022-05-03 23:30:32

Ron
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Re: Why is only main repo is active in sources.list?

MiyoLinux wrote:

They look good to me Ron...

Thanks MiyoLinux.

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#10 2022-05-04 02:35:05

GlennW
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Re: Why is only main repo is active in sources.list?

rolfie wrote:

If I remember correctly about my recent experiences with the installer, that when you select a mirror to install from you will be asked several questions what to add to the sources.list. Then you get the full story. If you do an offline installation you end up with the install media and the simple chimaera main.

Very short to dave's question:

main: free software only
contrib: SW with other than the Debian/Devuan licence, typical example Virtual Box
non-free: propriatary stuff - you want to enable this when you need firmware for your hardware to work

rolfie

Perfectly succinct reply. The sources recorded in sources.list are different depending on "ON line" and "Off line" installation media.

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#11 2022-05-05 07:26:04

pcalvert
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Re: Why is only main repo is active in sources.list?

rolfie wrote:

non-free: propriatary stuff - you want to enable this when you need firmware for your hardware to work

Most people probably will need to enable non-free in order to install one of these packages:

amd64-microcode
intel-microcode


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