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#1 2023-04-25 11:16:00

jrkb
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Registered: 2022-11-27
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install s6 init system

Hi everyone,

I want to install either chimaera or daedalus with s6 init.
What are the steps I need to do to achieve this?

Here what I tried:
According to https://www.devuan.org/os/init-freedom s6 is supported, but I cannot manage to select it.
First, I tried the graphical installer, which didn't ask me for my preferred init, and I got sysvinit (which I definitely not want).
Then, I somehow figured out that I need to install with a non-graphical installer, and assumed it should be on the desktop iso.
This didn't work out, I can only select sysvinit, openrc or runit.

I cloned different iso's and installed the system now around 7 times, and spent quite some hours on this, but so far without success.
Can somebody be so kind to point me in the right direction? Also, what do you think about including this information either on the init-freedom page, or on the download page? Most people probably come to Devuan, because they care about the init system. Or is it already posted somewhere, and I cannot find it? In this case, sorry for bothering, and I appreciate if you still let me know.

Thank you for your time reading this and thanks for this fantastic operating system!!

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#2 2023-04-25 22:39:33

Lorenzo
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Registered: 2020-03-03
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Re: install s6 init system

Hi,

happy to be wrong about this, but as far as I know there is no s6-init package in Devuan.. you can install the s6 package, but all the init integration is not provided, so you have to serve yourself.

According to https://www.devuan.org/os/init-freedom s6 is supported, but I cannot manage to select it.

That page says " either available or being considered for inclusion "; I think only runit and openrc are provided as alternative init *for now*

Lorenzo

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#3 2023-04-27 13:17:06

jrkb
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Re: install s6 init system

makes sense, thank you!

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#4 2023-10-11 14:04:36

aitor
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Registered: 2016-12-03
Posts: 211  
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Re: install s6 init system

Lorenzo wrote:

Hi,

happy to be wrong about this, but as far as I know there is no s6-init package in Devuan.. you can install the s6 package, but all the init integration is not provided, so you have to serve yourself.

According to https://www.devuan.org/os/init-freedom s6 is supported, but I cannot manage to select it.

That page says " either available or being considered for inclusion "; I think only runit and openrc are provided as alternative init *for now*

Lorenzo

There is a gnuinos image build with s6 for trial use and testing:

https://www.gnuinos.org/mirror/daedalus … rimental)/

The announcement:

https://lists.dyne.org/lurker/thread/20 … a8.en.html


If you work systematically, things will come by itself (Lev D. Landau)

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#5 2023-12-23 13:30:54

Prowler_Gr
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Registered: 2023-12-23
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Re: install s6 init system

aitor wrote:

There is a gnuinos image build with s6 for trial use and testing:

https://www.gnuinos.org/mirror/daedalus … rimental)/

The announcement:

https://lists.dyne.org/lurker/thread/20 … a8.en.html

I just registered on the forum to say a big thank you for being the first to make a serious effort to port s6/s6-rc on a debian based system.

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#6 2023-12-23 14:47:41

Prowler_Gr
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Re: install s6 init system

My own Devuan s6-rc respin (heavily modified from the gnuinos image) for anybody that may be interested

Devuan_5.0_Daedalus_amd64_s6-20231223_2221.iso
Devuan_5.0_Daedalus_amd64_s6-20231223_2221.iso.sha256

User: devuan
Password: devuan
root password: toor

I should say that it is highly experimental but also extremely functional.

Included:

- Upgraded to the latest devuan kernel & installed some non-free-firmware (essential to be tested on real hardware)
- Fixed a few issues with some s6-rc scripts & bundles that were causing failures on the original gnuinos image.
- Lightdm (active display manager & enabled in "Default" bundle)
- KDE Plasma (default desktop on autologin)
- XFCE (available through display manager)
- LXDE (available through display manager)
- LXQT (available through display manager)
- IceWM (available through display manager)
- Fluxbox (available through display manager)
- dhcpcd (active & enabled in "Default" bundle)
- NetworkManager (active & enabled in "Default" bundle)
- bluetoothd (active & enabled in "Default" bundle)
- ufw (active & enabled in "Default" bundle)
- xrdp (active & enabled in "Default" bundle)
- samba (active & enabled in "Default" bundle)

- sddm (available but inactive - not in "Default" bundle)
- lxdm (available but inactive - not in "Default" bundle)

I hope this assists in getting some traction for s6-rc to slowly be officially supported in Devuan/Debian.

Devuan-s6 Screenshot

Last edited by Prowler_Gr (2023-12-24 02:10:22)

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#7 2023-12-31 07:09:53

Prowler_Gr
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Registered: 2023-12-23
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Re: install s6 init system

I also created an antiX-23 s6 respin if anybody is interested

AntiX-23_amd64_s6-20231231

User: antix
Password: antix
root password: antix

antiX-s6 Screenshot

Last edited by Prowler_Gr (2023-12-31 10:29:59)

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#8 2024-01-05 15:34:29

Prowler_Gr
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Registered: 2023-12-23
Posts: 8  

Re: install s6 init system

...& finally a 32bit (i386) respin of antiX-23

antiX-23_i386_s6-init_20240105.iso

User: antix
Password: antix
root password: antix

antix-23_i386_respin.jpg

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#9 2024-01-06 02:25:22

fred43
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Registered: 2018-08-03
Posts: 13  

Re: install s6 init system

The debian-daedalus version is not booting up at all.
ISO is not corrupted and dd'd to 2 different usb-keys.
Tried to boot from 2 different computers.
Booting on an EFI and Non-Efi and unsecure failed
Booting on an EFI only and unsecure failed.

If I select the USB-key and press the return key it just returns me to the selection dialoge again.

sorry
Fred

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#10 2024-01-06 04:52:52

Prowler_Gr
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Registered: 2023-12-23
Posts: 8  

Re: install s6 init system

The debian-daedalus version is not booting up at all.
ISO is not corrupted and dd'd to 2 different usb-keys.

Try re-downloading.
It certainly boots, it was very popular in the antiX forum.

https://www.antixforum.com/forums/topic … er/page/6/

This led me to create the 2 antiX respins.

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#11 2024-01-14 14:32:33

aitor
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From: basque country
Registered: 2016-12-03
Posts: 211  
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Re: install s6 init system

I've posted in the Antix forum:

https://www.antixforum.com/forums/reply/129159/


If you work systematically, things will come by itself (Lev D. Landau)

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