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Month: May 2018

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

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2018 07:17:10 -0700

On Wednesday 23 May 2018 05:03:44 Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote:
> Am Mittwoch, 23. Mai 2018 schrieb Robert Peters:
> > Vielen Dank, aber...
> > After purging systemd and rebooting, I was unable to get to a command
> > line - it asked me to choose a runlevel, etc...
> > So instead, I installed Exegnu, which is based on Devuan and Trinity.
> > Using a wired connection I got it more or less updated to stretch and
> > am still working on wireless connectivity.  Basically it works, so I
> > continue to peck away at little things...
> > - R
> Hi!
> How did you manage to go from exelinux (devuan) to stretch (debian)?
> Nik

I believe that running apt-get purge may be premature. I was going to say that 
earlier, but since I haven't actually tried this out yet, it seemed better to 
wait with suggestions. I think you want first to change your sources.list to 
Devuan repos, then install the relevant sysvinit components and run 
apt-get -f install and maybe apt-get dist-upgrade. Only then would I run 
apt-get purge of anything Debian or systemd. Let apt choose what to remove 
before purging anything. 

I tried earlier versions of Exelinux or Exegnu, and found it to be rather 
messy - like they were still in early development - and the same with most 
other Debian or Devuan systems that come prepackaged with Trinity. But if you 
have got a running system using it, that's a start. 

I'm curious to know what version you are running, just in case I should want 
to take a look when I try to migrate over to Devuan myself.