Upgrade Refracta9 to Beowulf

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Upgrade Refracta9 to Beowulf

Postby fsmithred » September 4th, 2019, 10:24 pm

Refracta-9.1 is built on Devuan 2.0 (ASCII). Upgrading it to Devuan 3.0 (Beowulf, still in testing) is pretty easy. Here's what I did.

Fresh install of refracta-9.1 in a VM.
Change 'ascii' to 'beowulf' in /etc/apt/sources.list. Right now, there's only beowulf and beowulf-security. No -updates or -backports yet.
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apt update
apt-get dist-upgrade


You'll be asked some questions during the upgrade regarding some configs. I gave the following answers:

- WINS no (this is the default)
- /etc/init.d/networking yes (take the new version. You might need to patch it again. Ask me about boot delay when network not connected.)
- /etc/initramfs-tools/initramfs.conf yes (take the new version. You can later edit it to use xz compression.)
- /etc/cryptsetup-initramfs/conf-hook yes (take the new version. Set CRYPTSETUP=y if you want to make an iso for an encrypted live-usb)

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reboot
apt-get autoremove


Done. I haven't done extensive testing, but it seems to be working ok.
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