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#1 2021-08-27 12:47:30

rbh
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Alternate Installation methods and sources list

Alternate Installation methods:

BunsenLabs netinstall script:
Read the README on https://github.com/BunsenLabs/bunsen-netinstall, carefully. (Be carefull to choose right release.)

You can install bare debian (without X) both with an Debian iso or grml-debootstrap - https://grml.org/grml-debootstrap/

BunsenLabs install iso, adds Debian repository. If you install with alternative method, you might need to edit /etc/apt/sources.list and/or /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bunsen.list

The format for sources is:
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian  <current-debian-release>  component1 component2 component3

That will, for Debian 11 Bullseye, be:

deb https://deb.debian.org/debian bullseye main contrib non-free

If you want to keep your system free from closed source, omit components non-free and contrib (contrib is for packages which are themselves free but depend on packages that are in non-free).

You also need to have debian-security  and ought to have updates. So the sources for Bullseye will be:

    deb https://security.debian.org/debian-security bullseye-security main contrib non-free
    deb https://deb.debian.org/debian bullseye-updates main contrib non-free

   
If you want a program that is not released in current stable release but available in testing, it also might be in backports. You can add source for backports and install the specific program you want. Never use all available backports! For more info, see https://backports.debian.org/Instructions/

Bunselabs sources is listed on https://www.bunsenlabs.org/repositories.html

Command "inxi -r" will list all sources in /etc/apt/sources.list and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*. Both commented out and valid sources.

Info about debian sources on https://wiki.debian.org/SourcesList
Info about BunsenLabs sources https://www.bunsenlabs.org/repositories.html

Last edited by rbh (2021-08-27 12:50:17)


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#2 2021-08-27 17:43:17

twoion
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Re: Alternate Installation methods and sources list

We used to have the netinstall script on the installation page but it got removed here for a then-applicable reason <https://github.com/BunsenLabs/website/c … b780e12868>. Frankly I would say that the package based install is usable with the netinstall script as well and its documentation should be fleshed out more instead: install Debian from the netinstall, then add the BL packages later. Seems much more stable.

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#3 2021-08-29 05:55:16

johnraff
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Re: Alternate Installation methods and sources list

twoion wrote:

We used to have the netinstall script on the installation page but it got removed here for a then-applicable reason <https://github.com/BunsenLabs/website/c … b780e12868>.

The Lithium netinstall script was fixed in Nov. 2020 but my request for the link to be restored to the BL website got lost somewhere...

Frankly I would say that the package based install is usable with the netinstall script as well and its documentation should be fleshed out more instead: install Debian from the netinstall, then add the BL packages later. Seems much more stable.

Just installing Debian via their netinstall script, then adding the BL repos by hand and installing a metapackage works fine. smile

The BL netinstall script's main advantage right now is that it gives more scope for tweaking at install time.
As the maintainer, the only annoyance is the need to keep its package lists in sync with the isos and metapackages.
I do intend to publish a Beryllium version when the less urgent work elsewhere has been done. Every time we upgrade BL, another variable declaration gets more generic and upgrading the script gets simpler.


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