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Old 05-30-2017, 11:59 PM   #1
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Question [SOLVED] Devuan: Which browser am I supposed to use?


Hi, how are you guys?

I was testing devuan and after configuring the network, I tried to install firefox, but it was not possible, there were certain dependencies that could not be solved with the existing packages in the Devuan repositories.

My question is, am I supposed to mix Debian repositories with Devuan ?, if not, what am I doing wrong.

Thanks.

====== Solution

Add into /etc/apt/sources.list

Code:
deb     http://auto.mirror.devuan.org/merged jessie main
deb-src http://auto.mirror.devuan.org/merged jessie main
Thanks .

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Old 05-31-2017, 12:14 AM   #2
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It's been a while since I tested Devuan, but, as I remember, it came with Iceweasel, which is pretty much Firefox with some of the branding removed, as Debian is aggressive free as in FLOSS. Check whether Iceweasel is on the menu.

Debian has since resolved its differences with Mozilla and now ships with Firefox (I'm running Debian Sid) and Iceweasel based on Firefox ESR.

Let us know what happens.
 
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Iceweasel is not installed.
 
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Drat.

Are there any browsers on the menu and what desktop environment or window manager are you using?

(I'm probably done for the night, but one hopes others will join the thread.)

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Old 05-31-2017, 12:51 AM   #5
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Xfce> web browser
Does not open anything and the submenu
Xfce> Internet
does not exist
 
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When you open the package manager and search for "web browser," what turns up?

What version of Devuan is this? If I can find the time, I will fire it up in a VM tomorrow and take a look. That's a big if, but if I can find the time . . . .
 
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I attached the capture of what aptitude responds to when searching for "web browser".

Devuan Jessie 1.0.0 amd64 (CD)
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Old 05-31-2017, 02:22 AM   #8
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Quote:
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My question is, am I supposed to mix Debian repositories with Devuan ?, if not, what am I doing wrong.
Which version of Devuan are you running, Jessie or Ascii? And how did you install it? As mentioned, Devuan now comes with Firefox ESR.
 
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Devuan now comes with Firefox ESR.
Installation does not work.
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Old 05-31-2017, 03:19 AM   #10
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Ok, but which version of Devuan? And from which image did you install Devuan itself?

Have you laid the groundwork for the installation to ensure you have all the current packages?

Code:
apt-get update
apt-get -y upgrade
apt-get install firefox-esr
 
Old 05-31-2017, 03:29 AM   #11
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Devuan Jessie 1.0 stable
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Old 05-31-2017, 03:43 AM   #12
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Which of these did you download - the CD, DVD or NETINST version?

https://mirror.leaseweb.com/devuan/d...installer-iso/
 
Old 05-31-2017, 08:47 AM   #13
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Which of these did you download - the CD, DVD or NETINST version?

https://mirror.leaseweb.com/devuan/d...installer-iso/
amd64 CD
 
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I just threw Devuan into a VM. I used this image: devuan_jessie_1.0.0_amd64_CD.iso

I chose the defaults in all the installation dialogs, including the "Devuan" default desktop (Gnome), and enabled fetching packages from the internet.

Firefox and Iceweasel ESR with both in the menu. You can see a screenshot here: http://pineviewfarm.net/weblog/wp-co...an_Desktop.jpg

I have only two theories at this point: Something went wrong during the install, or some choices were made during install that resulted in installation of a minimal set of applications.
 
Old 05-31-2017, 04:05 PM   #15
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I just threw Devuan into a VM. I used this image: devuan_jessie_1.0.0_amd64_CD.iso

I chose the defaults in all the installation dialogs, including the "Devuan" default desktop (Gnome), and enabled fetching packages from the internet.

Firefox and Iceweasel ESR with both in the menu. You can see a screenshot here: http://pineviewfarm.net/weblog/wp-co...an_Desktop.jpg

I have only two theories at this point: Something went wrong during the install, or some choices were made during install that resulted in installation of a minimal set of applications.
I selected all the options that the installation shows, but I installed it without connection to the network, that's the reason why I do not have Firefox installed?
 
  


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