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Re: [trinity-users] Re: Thoughts on Devuan 2.0.0 (ASCII) w/ only TDE (-systemd)?

From: Greg Madden <gomadtroll@...>
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2018 11:08:39 -0800
On Monday 06 August 2018 08:44:24 am deloptes wrote:
> Stefan Krusche wrote:
> >> - Would it make the most sense to install the Exe GNU/Linux above, then
> >> upgrade in place to Devuan 2 and then TDE R14.0.5?
> >
> > I think it's easier to install Devuan ascii and then TDE on top of it.
> > That's what I did and it was a smooth install.
> +1
> I install minimal system from net install usb/cd/debootstrap and then
> install TDE on top, which pulls whatever it needs.
> Just take absolute minimum from the netinstall - especially desktop or
> server related is what you do not need! You can add stuff always
> afterwards.
> Once you get all the minimum that fits your requirements setup and running
> - just dump the packages list so you do not need to reselect/readd later
> when you need to install fresh.
> regards


First Devuan install, netinstall in a Vbox. Not neccessarily equal to an 
install on hardware for testing hardware compatability. No hickups, TDE  
installs/works perfectly with Devuan.

I use the same methods as I use for Debian. Minimum = base + standard, do not 
select the task "desktop", it installs "desktop-base" TDE has its 
own  "desktop-base-trinity".

Have the Trinity sources list available, mine is on my network, I use rsync to 
copy the file. A usb key would be easier to use.

Cat the two files together, then edit the sources.list, if you need to 
use "contrib" & "non-free", non-free wireless driver for laptop comes to 
mind. or copy paste the Trinity repos, 

A BIG plus for Devuan, during the install I had an option to add "console 
functionality" (approx), I added it not knowing exactly what it was, one 
feature, it added "gpm" so copy paste will work from the terminal. Also, 
afaikt, "rsync" is installed in Devuan but not Stretch.  I use both in my 

One use case that is not covered, installing without having the Trinity 
sources.list available. Another + for Devuan, it installs "links2", simple 
cli web browser, use it to fetch the repos from Trinity web site. 

I just realized this is definately not for the inexperienced. Just don't use 
Ubuntu to run TDE :-). Use Debian,Devuan and the lightest graphical install. 
lxde & xfce are in "tasksel",