On Friday 02 February 2018 20:10:51 Paul Wise wrote: > On Sat, Feb 3, 2018 at 6:09 AM, Gene Heskett wrote: > > Running an ayufan 5.15 version of a gnu-8 image on a rock64, I am > > getting absolutely nowhere. > > Do you mean to say Debian 8 instead of gnu-8? > > It seems ayufan probably means one of these links: > > https://github.com/ayufan > https://github.com/ayufan-rock64 > > > system is text only as the X11 stuffs has not yet been installed. > > > > That leaves aptitude as the only menu driven package manager I > > believe. > > There is also dselect but it doesn't have the friendliest of > interfaces. > > Probably you could also use synaptic via something like texttop :) > > https://github.com/tombh/texttop > Interestink, but it won't run on my amd64/phenom, and likely not on an arm64 because theres zero mention of arm's.
> > Its no secret that I hate aptitude as its torn down to unbootable, 3 > > systems for me on selecting something and hitting g to install it. > > Usually pressing g gives you a preview, where you can see if there are > any package removals. Only once you press g a second time to confirm > the changes will it do the install. > > > But today, on this machine, running as a sudo -i root, I cannot get > > it to mark something and admit its marked when I hit a g. > > Hmm. > > > What steps do I need to do, to select the xfce task and install all > > its deps? > > sudo apt install task-xfce-desktop I probably should have waited. I finally did get xfce marked along with the xorg stuffs, and its been munching away on a 10 megabaud circuit for around 3 hours, and claims it might be done in 5 or 6 more. One mistake was having it install ALL the docs. I forgot theres quite a bit of docs in languages this old fart can't even sneeze. OTOH, if I want to know about something that might not be installed, maybe I can ask for the man pages to see if its usefull. :) However its taken a 31GB sdcard that was at 12% when I started to around 30% now, and its only gotten to the "m"s so far. Sigh... What I really want to do with these rock64's, is make a pi replacement that I can run LCNC on, but that will take building an RT kernel, something I've already done a couple times, and probably at least a couple weeks putzing to convert LinuxCNC's rpspi.ko into rkspi.ko, effectively makeing the pi version run on rock64 hardware. Anyway, once this is done I should have enough of a gui that I can run synaptic-pkexec. Like mice and men, thats the plan, which will let me uninstall in one swell foop, all those docs in what are to me, strange languages. I didn't find "build-essential" in aptitude, so thats an RSN install too. Thanks, marked important for later study. -- Cheers, Gene Heskett -- "There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order." -Ed Howdershelt (Author) Genes Web page <http://geneslinuxbox.net:6309/gene>