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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 11:24:50 -0800
On Monday 06 August 2018 11:08:39 am Greg Madden wrote:
> 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
> +1
> 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
> install.
> 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",
> greg

Correction, it is "console functionality", it is one of the tasks in "task