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#1 2022-11-15 04:20:35

AhmadRaniri
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[SOLVED] Succesfully migrated to devuan, base-files from debian unreplacable.

Hello, I start to move from systemd to sysvinit on debian and it's successful, but some things are still tied up to systemd so I migrate to devuan fully (by changing sources.list, etc) and it's also successfull. Something bother me a bit is base-files from debian, it's unreplacable (though I try to reinstall it but get no luck). Is it safe to leave the package alone ? Thanks.

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#2 2022-11-15 06:53:16

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Re: [SOLVED] Succesfully migrated to devuan, base-files from debian unreplacable.

AhmadRaniri wrote:

Something bother me a bit is base-files from debian, it's unreplacable (though I try to reinstall it but get no luck)

Please share exactly how you have attempted to change that file along with any error messages in full. Thanks.

A full list of the commands used to "migrate" your Debian system would probably help. If you don't want to use systemd with Debian I have had good experiences with runit-init as PID1, it's *much* better than that obsolete sysvinit dinosaur. IMO.


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#3 2022-11-15 08:21:34

AhmadRaniri
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Re: [SOLVED] Succesfully migrated to devuan, base-files from debian unreplacable.

A full list of the commands used to "migrate" your Debian system would probably help.

I follow this https://www.devuan.org/os/documentation … o-chimaera, I come from debian unstable so I adjust it a little bit.

This is my sources.list :

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

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#4 2022-11-15 08:26:32

AhmadRaniri
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Re: [SOLVED] Succesfully migrated to devuan, base-files from debian unreplacable.

This is my attempt to reinstall base files :

[ahmad ~]$ sudo apt install --reinstall base-files
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
Reinstallation of base-files is not possible, it cannot be downloaded.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
[ahmad ~]$ 

This is base-files package info :

Package: base-files
Version: 12.3
Status: install ok installed
Priority: required
Essential: yes
Section: admin
Maintainer: Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
Installed-Size: 349 kB
Provides: base
Pre-Depends: awk

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#5 2022-11-15 08:26:58

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Re: [SOLVED] Succesfully migrated to devuan, base-files from debian unreplacable.

So can we see the full output of

# apt update
# apt policy base-files

Thanks!

EDIT: 12.3 is the latest version so try

# apt install -t unstable base-files

Post any errors in full if it doesn't work.

EDIT: s/ceres/unstable/

Last edited by Head_on_a_Stick (2022-11-15 08:32:44)


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#6 2022-11-15 08:35:34

xinomilo
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Re: [SOLVED] Succesfully migrated to devuan, base-files from debian unreplacable.

from my experience, you can't just adjust the guide for bullseye to sid. releases can differ a lot.
in anycase, base-files should/could be replaced too. devuan version for sid/ceres is 12.2devuan2.
so, remove all debian repos, and post the output of `apt install base-files/unstable`..


edit] hoas beat me to it.

Last edited by xinomilo (2022-11-15 08:36:50)

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#7 2022-11-15 08:51:01

AhmadRaniri
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Re: [SOLVED] Succesfully migrated to devuan, base-files from debian unreplacable.

Okay, my internet seems bad, it's stuck at

0% [Connecting to deb.devuan.org]

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#8 2022-11-15 09:02:22

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: [SOLVED] Succesfully migrated to devuan, base-files from debian unreplacable.

AhmadRaniri wrote:

my internet seems bad

Can we be more specific?

ip a
ip r
/usr/sbin/rfkill
ping -c 3 google.com
ping -c 3 8.8.8.8
cat /etc/resolv.conf

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#9 2022-11-15 09:08:40

AhmadRaniri
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Re: [SOLVED] Succesfully migrated to devuan, base-files from debian unreplacable.

This one does the trick, thanks.

apt install base-files/unstable

Now It's changed :

[ahmad ~]$ cat /etc/os-release 
PRETTY_NAME="Devuan GNU/Linux 5 (daedalus/ceres)"
NAME="Devuan GNU/Linux"
VERSION_ID="5"
VERSION="5 (daedalus/ceres)"
VERSION_CODENAME="daedalus ceres"
ID=devuan
ID_LIKE=debian
HOME_URL="https://www.devuan.org/"
SUPPORT_URL="https://devuan.org/os/community"
BUG_REPORT_URL="https://bugs.devuan.org/"
[ahmad ~]$ 

Solved, thanks.

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