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Old 02-04-2018, 10:59 AM   #1
Wade Patton
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Fresh Devuan install won't look to web for pkgs, refers me to install media

Hey, been hopping distros for a few weeks and have hit an issue that I'm not finding the solutions to. I'm sure they're out there, but maybe not packaged in a manner that my noob-Linux-mind can latch onto yet.

Yesterday I replaced Slackware with Parrot, then Parrot with Devuan.

I installed Jessie from USB and during the install, selected "use repos" or whatever to get latest packages during install rather than on first bootup. I don't know if the installer actually did that or not during install. Hard to hear a USB stick running.

Then when I go to add more pkgs, the Synaptic Pkg Mgr requests the DVD that I installed from, of course it won't read the USB and the pkg update/addition fails.

I've looked at the settings in the GUI but all looks fine.

I won't spend terribly long on this, without re-running install, BUT I hate to do that if there's a simpler way (or if it repeats and nothing is fixed). I really do like the Devuan setup so far but for this issue. I've never had to deal with this particular quirk. Every distro so far has "known" how to update without reliance on installation media.

Absolutely no problem streaming from the web in FF, but something isn't dialed in right on the pkg front. or conflict or bug. Yet to find any thread that appears to be on point.

Any pointers? Things that should be obvious to me but aren't (yet). Thanks.

Last edited by Wade Patton; 02-04-2018 at 11:21 AM.
Old 02-04-2018, 12:35 PM   #2
Wade Patton
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Must be that it "defaults" to "CD/DVD" if those are in the source list.

So now they're not and stuff is working.



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