Debian 10 Buster became stable a few months ago, the rest of the systems had to follow but took their time. This is done every two years and creates a wave of confusion, especially those on forked versions of Debian, like antiX, MX, devuan, refracta, etc. Even more dangerous and confusing it is if you are using testing and although testing during debian stretch was buster it now becomes bullseye, while your antiX/MX/Devuan is testing alongside Buster still.
After antiX announced 19 (Marielle Franco) as its current stable branch, MS followed its mothership the week later (a few days ago), while Devuan/Refracta are still chasing Stretch (Debian 9), what they call Devuan 2 or ascii.
So here it is, to take the confusion away from numbers and names:
Debian * Debian * AntiX/MX * Devuan
the last good1 * 7 Wheezy * 13 * 0 beta-testing
old old stable * 8 Jessie * 15 * 1 jessie (old-stable)
old stable * 9 Stretch * 17 * 2 ascii (stable)
stable * 10 Buster * 19 * 3 beowulf(testing)
testing * 11 Bullseye * 21 * 4 chimaera (next testing)
unstable * sid * sid * ceres
These past few days when apt and its coworkers were updated, apt by default deletes cached packages after the installation. So if you were used to keep the cached pkgs so you can reinstall without redownloading, or sharing your cache with other installations, or using a common cache in a network to save bandwidth, DO NOT USE APT, USE APT-GET. Continue reading
First things first. Those of us involved in this project had an internal debate from day one whether to cover Devuan development or not. All but one person here, yours truly, argued that Devuan would never be able to overcome and change the psychopathology evident in Debian developer community and the inherent elitism against the common individual user. If you are not directing the departmental budget of an IT enterprise nobody in that community would give a rat’s penny of what your problem may be. Seeking help as a common user you must put up with tons of unsubstantiated arrogance, irony, and elitism. This is also evident in the DNG list where devuan developers and their pre-split backroom buddies are larking, pretending they are Devian without the infrastructure of Debian. It is like a life-raft’s officers and buddies pretending to be the officers operating a supertanker. Continue reading
Here is an audio visual presentation of the new release of Miyo. This is a “minimalist’s” desktop. Miyo’s openbox is competing with Plasma in functionality, minimal in resources nevertheless.
Due to unforseen circumstances and planning of upgrading the site we have little to contribute at this moment, although we are still at it.
Obarun has been our recent favorite to explore and we will present our findings soon. Please be a little patient and feel free to contribute. Obarun’s “makeiso” package seems very exciting. It is like Refracta on Arch. Continue reading
As Devuan users have not been getting any feedback for why have things become so stale for two months, there are no updates seen in Jessie or Ascii, while the Debian train is running away with a daily influx of updated packages, there is not much convinvcing anyone can do for people to be patient. Having bugs to deal with is one thing, not having bugs and expecting things to just evolve is a different issue. So I thought what if?
What if questions sometimes break the best of systems. So I cleaned my ascii installation and backed it up (using the classic dd on the installation’s partition). If it broke I would not try to fix it too much, I’d rather just restore it and report back how and when it broke so others wouldn’t try the same thing. Continue reading