On 11/11/2017 08:51 AM, Yuraeitha wrote:
@ Chris Laprise
On Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 1:45:07 PM UTC, Chris Laprise wrote:
On 11/11/2017 07:54 AM, Yuraeitha wrote:
On Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 12:23:28 PM UTC, JPL wrote:
For some reason the debian template didn't install when I installed Qubes, even 
though I selected it. No matter I thought, I'll do it manually.

However following the instructions here:



[user@dom0 ~]$ sudo qubes-dom0-update qubes-template-debian-8

I get "Nothing to do. Complete"

qvm-ls reveals that debian-8 is absent.

Is this instruction out of date or do I need to enable something first? Any 
tips appreciated.
The template re-install is currently broken, and requires fixing in a future 
patch. I've had/seen mixed results with the plain template install too (rather 
than re-install), so I suspect it's at least partly broken too? Either way it's 
not you, this is something that likely needs patch fixing. Possibly you can 
re-install Qubes and hope debian installs (sometimes work?, see below), or you 
could try move debian from one of your 3.2. backup archives, and then update it 
in Qubes 4 (hope for the best that the 3.2. template Qubes tools won't get in 
the way).
Occasionally the template install goes wrong.

The first thing to try is 'sudo dnf remove qubes-template-debian-8' to
get the package out of there.

Another option is trying the current Debian release, version 9. There is
one issue (2913) where it takes 90sec to boot, but this should be
corrected soon and its easy to fix: After 90sec run a terminal and enter
'sudo rm
(Make sure you include the at-sign.)


Chris Laprise, tas...@posteo.net
PGP: BEE2 20C5 356E 764A 73EB  4AB3 1DC4 D106 F07F 1886
I had little luck with that approach on my system, perhaps others can make it 
work? But it might be because I did qvm-remove the template in dom0, before I 
did the dnf remove in dom0. Perhaps I messed it up this way, it certainly won't 
allow me to dnf remove the debian packages now.

What the dnf remove procedure wants is to find lvm disk volumes under the name 'debian-8' but of course you already removed those with qvm-remove (which unfortunately allows this in R4.0). A way to work around this is to clone any template to the name 'debian-8', therefore providing the expected lvm volumes... then removing the template package should work.

qvm-clone fedora-25 debian-8
sudo dnf remove qubes-template-debian-8

Then you can install the template again:
sudo qubes-dom0-update qubes-template-debian-8

Also is doing the 'sudo rm 
instrumental to the success?

In my tests it is necessary or else debian-9 vms will experience 90sec startup delays.


Chris Laprise, tas...@posteo.net
PGP: BEE2 20C5 356E 764A 73EB  4AB3 1DC4 D106 F07F 1886

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