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Re: [trinity-users] migrating from Debian to Devuan + VLC

From: Robert Peters <robertpeters9@...>
Date: Mon, 21 May 2018 16:11:34 -0700
On 20 May 2018 at 00:34, Dr. Nikolaus Klepp <office@...> wrote:
> Hi!
> Am Sonntag, 20. Mai 2018 schrieb Robert Peters:
>> On 22 April 2018 at 12:28, Jimmy Johnson <> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I installed Debian to an external SSD from the most recent iso image
>> and started to follow the migration instructions (webpage link above).
>> BUT BEWARE ... the command
>>         root@devuan:~# apt-get purge systemd systemd-shim
>> offers to also remove most of the Devuan setup and make it unbootable
>> !  (no bloody way, mate)
>> So the setup still appears to have both Devuan and systemd.  I wonder
>> what to do in this case.
>> - R
> Please follow these stept to move from debian jessie to devuan jessie:
> Then you might want to move to devuan ascii :-)
> Nik

Hello Nik,
Thanks for the reply. For now, I have installed Debian 9 to an unused
area of the laptop's SSD. In the migration instructions I followed
most of the steps but stopped at the command "apt-get purge systemd
systemd-shim". It offered in part to do the following:

The following packages will be REMOVED:
  caja* dbus-user-session* gvfs* gvfs-backends* gvfs-daemons* libpam-systemd*
  lightdm* mate-applets* mate-control-center* mate-desktop-environment*
  mate-desktop-environment-core* mate-panel* mate-polkit* mate-power-manager*
  mate-settings-daemon* network-manager* network-manager-gnome* policykit-1*
  synaptic* systemd* systemd-sysv* task-mate-desktop* udisks2*
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  initscripts insserv startpar sysv-rc sysvinit-core

But I am reluctant to proceed, apprehensive of clobbering the system.
What do you think?
- R