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Month: August 2020

Re: [trinity-users] questions about upgrade to Beowulf/Buster - correction

From: "William Morder via trinity-users" <trinity-users@...>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2020 08:13:46 -0700

On Thursday 27 August 2020 08:05:17 Sl�vek Banko wrote:
> On Thursday 27 of August 2020 16:40:40 William Morder via trinity-users
> wrote:
> > Okay guys, so I am stumped and confuzzled.
> >
> > I just did an upgrade to Devuan Beowulf (= Debian Buster), and
> > everything went fine; except once up and running, I couldn't download
> > more than a few of Trinity's packages.
> >
> > After trying different repositories, and playing with my sources list, I
> > managed to do just a bit better, then I saved the day with some extreme
> > voodoo using about config [*I meant to say, apt-get* ... writing on
> > auto-pilot] (scrolling through the manpages to find something
> > that work). I ended up getting enough the Trinity packages to download
> > by using --ignore-hold and dselect-upgrade options. I even searched out
> > the links to deb packages on the developers' repositories, and
> > downloaded them with wget, so that I could try forcing install using
> > dpkg.
> >
> > Now at least (at last) I do have a working system which is a reasonable
> > facsimile of my previous one, but it does seem like it ought to have
> > been easier. For about the past three days now, I've lived in the
> > command-line.
> >
> > Also I would like recommendations for a firewall that displays active
> > connections and rules, etc., like the old Firestarter used to do. I
> > catch all kinds of problems by noticing activity on my firewall, but now
> > I cannot seem to find one that displays active connections, and
> > Firestarter can no longer be hacked to make it work on a newer system.
> >
> > Thanks for any advice or comments,
> >
> > Bill
> Hi Bill,
> what problems do you observe? Do packages report incorrect size / checksum
> after download? Or do you get a 404 response? Or something else?
> Lately, I've been seeing more often that probably due to a malfunctioning
> transparent proxy somewhere at the provider, I'm getting corrupted and apt
> lists or damaged packages. And I have to download them repeatedly and
> repeatedly and... For such cases, it usually helps me to set up apt to
> know that the broken proxy is in the way:
> Acquire::http::Pipeline-Depth "0";
> Acquire::http::No-Cache=True;
> Acquire::BrokenProxy=true;
> Cheers

Ordinarily I would always use a proxy -- and have no problems at all -- but 
tork-trinity, tor, etc., are some of the packages that will not download. 

The packages are listed when I do apt-cache search, etc., but then when I 
tried to download, it would ask for dependencies that seemed like they were 
for Bullseye. So then I tried using Sid, Bullseye, unstable, etc., but 
finally went back to vanilla Devuan Beowulf, and Buster for the Trinity 
repositories. When I ran Jessie, I would always use your PSB repo, and now I 
also have tried PTB repo, but it kept saying I needed 11.0 Buster packages. 
So I went back to the Trinity ppa repo (I believe it's Tim's or a mirror 
thereof), along with vanilla Devuan (pkgmaster, etc.), and then I played with 
dpkg and apt-get as already described. 

Now it's working, but I still have problems finding or downloading packages, 
even though I see them listed.