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Old 06-23-2018, 02:58 PM   #1
xiongnu
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devuan: Ascii upgrade messed up the jessie


i migrated to devuan jessie from debian jessie about a year ago, things had been well since then - until recently when i tried to upgrade to Devuan Ascii.

error when i tried to upgrade to ascii:
root@debian:/home/erdos# apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The following packages have unmet dependencies: initscripts : Depends: sysv-rc or file-rc but it is not installable libncurses5 : Depends: libtinfo5 (= 5.9+20140913-1+b1) but 6.0+20161126-1+deb9u1 is installed sysvinit-core : Depends: sysv-rc or file-rc but it is not installable sysvinit-utils : Depends: init-system-helpers (>= 1.25~) but 1.24+devuan1.0 is installed E: Unmet dependencies. Try using -f.

after reboot the system, i can only log into command line, x-windows can't be loaded, wifi isn't working, and my home partition isn't mounted. system partition is in Read-only mode.

my laptop is thinkpad t60 with wifi built in.

any suggestion on how to resolve this issue besides a complete reinstallation of devuan?
 
Old 06-23-2018, 04:36 PM   #2
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The only suggestion I have is to try what your computer already suggested:

Code:
You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these.
 
Old 06-24-2018, 05:01 PM   #3
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Hmm, in rereading your post I notice you say that wifi isn't working with the device, and it's in read-only mode, which will make any fix tricky.

This is the first time I've heard of Devuan. I'm not sure why making an OS without systemd is a big deal, but that seems a motivation of the developers of this system. Anyway, your best bet to find an answer is likely on the Devuan forum: https://dev1galaxy.org/

One post I found about issues of upgrading to Ascii describes how to get into recovery mode. Maybe being able to get into recovery mode would make a fix possible. If so, here's the release notes for the upgrade you're attempting. Good luck.
 
Old Today, 02:58 AM   #4
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Hi there! The problem seems strange: we test extensively both migration and upgrade paths before releasing Devuan stable.
I will try to be of help despite the small info provided. Possible causes for your problem are:
- lack of `apt-get update` before `dist-upgrade`
- use of old repos: we now have round-robin mirrors served through deb.devuan.org, see: https://devuan.org/get-devuan
- presence of other third-party repos or Debian repos in your `/etc/apt/sources.list`

hoping this helps, wish you happy hacking!
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xiongnu View Post
i migrated to devuan jessie from debian jessie about a year ago, things had been well since then - until recently when i tried to upgrade to Devuan Ascii.

error when i tried to upgrade to ascii:
root@debian:/home/erdos# apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The following packages have unmet dependencies: initscripts : Depends: sysv-rc or file-rc but it is not installable libncurses5 : Depends: libtinfo5 (= 5.9+20140913-1+b1) but 6.0+20161126-1+deb9u1 is installed sysvinit-core : Depends: sysv-rc or file-rc but it is not installable sysvinit-utils : Depends: init-system-helpers (>= 1.25~) but 1.24+devuan1.0 is installed E: Unmet dependencies. Try using -f.
Please post this output with [.CODE] tags. It is already complicated enough.

As you can see there are some packages installed from Stretch or Debian9. The latest version of this package in Jessie is 5.9+...+deb8u3. What apt requests is and exact match on a package for which a newer version is already installed.

This package should not have been there. Either it is a problem in de Devuan packages which installed it by accident or you have been using repos beyond Jessie. Since the Devuan team says upgrades were thoroughly tested it might be a problem from the past.

You cannot uninstall libtinfo5 as literally every other installed package depends on it. I fear your system is wrecked.

jlinkels

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