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Author: hellekin
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] [hellekin@dyne.org: Re: Missing packages]
On 04/29/2016 09:50 PM, Haines Brown wrote:
>> Hellekin wrote:
>> You should use http://packages.devuan.org/merged/ for
>> Devuan sources. Not anything else.

Update: auto.mirror.devuan.org gives you the closest (fastest) mirror
available, and is preferred.

> Let me see if I understand you correctly. the package firmware-iwlwifi
> is not open software, and so is not available from the devuan package
> archive. So
> a) The sources.list line
> deb http://packages.devuan.org/merged jessie main non-free contrib
> should not have non-free appended because devuan does not support
> non-free packages.

No. If you choose to append "non-free", non-free packages will be
transparently made available from the Debian archive. Amprolla does the
transparent proxy and keep systemd dependencies off your system.

It's a bit sad to block free software and allow non-free software, but
this is how it goes now. Hopefully someday we don't need to block any
free software, nor allow any non-free software.

> b) The only way to get firmware-iwlwifi, an essential package I cannot
> do without, is to get it as I did from the Debian mirror, but I'm
> "on my own" because Devuan does not support it.

Wrong. See above.

> c) The same for task-mail-server, which apparently has some non-free
> drivers. Is this why it is absent? I had to install the obvious
> applications such as exim4, procmail, mutt, spamassassin,
> individually.

You should use Devuan like you use Debian, except the sources should use
devuan.org exclusively. BTW we're trying to push auto.mirror.devuan.org
and CC.mirror.devuan.org (CC = country code) instead of
packages.devuan.org, e.g.,

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


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