On Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 01:16:57AM +0000, john s. wrote:
> On 3/23/19 6:31 PM, Jon deps wrote:
> > On 3/19/19 4:59 PM, Steven Walker wrote:
> > > I am still pretty new to Qubes. I have managed to create a new qube,
> > > but I want to install some software for use with this qube. I have
> > > read that it has to be installed to the template and not the actual
> > > qube. As the template has no actual network connection, how do I go
> > > about this?
> > > 
> > > Using 4.0.1, Fedora 29
> > > 
> > > Any help greatly appeciated.
> > > 
> > > Steve
> > > 
> > 
> > pretty sure, there are different ways to skin the cat, though
> > 
> > 
> > the Templates are designed to obtain access indirectly, that is what the
> >  "salt" stuff is they talk about ....it seems by default to be setup to
> > use  sys-whonix-14  to  install updates  , somewhat magically
> > 
> > you can actually change the netvm without shutting down the templates
> > 
> > generally it's bad form  to give  the templates direct access,  though
> > may you might want to once in while  in order  to troubleshoot something
> > , etc  .....testing it the morning ,  you should be able to install non
> > updates without  Direct  access
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > for me  Templates  aren't  worth backing up  , I'm not worried about my
> > system  melting down  much ..... and anyway  its going to be best to
> > fresh install , which is easy-ist  in Qubes, which is one of the
> > beauties of the technology ....
> > 
> > hence, I clone for other reasons
> > 
> > one word of advice  is  keep a paper list of  custom  packages you
> > install so when it goes to Fedora-30  you install fresh and then add
> > back fresh packages ,  your files  will persist,
> > 
> > 
> > my problem  what few files I have end up spread out over  10 App Qubes
> > 
> > 
> 
> 
> 
> If  I do this :
> 
> echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://updates.signal.org/desktop/apt xenial main" |
> sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/signal-xenial.list
> deb [arch=amd64] https://updates.signal.org/desktop/apt xenial main
> 
> 
> 
> 
> then I do NOT need to add anything  to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/qubes-r4.list
> ??
> 
> nor
> 
> /etc/apt/sources.list   ??
> 
> 
> for Debian-9  stretch ?
> 
> 
> ty
> 
> 

That's right.
'man sources.list' gives you chapter and verse.

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