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bug #63208: devuan GNU/Linux not on list of supported distributions

Submitter:  Jeffrey Cliff <themusicgod1>
Submitted:  Thu 13 Oct 2022 08:05:23 PM UTC
   
 
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
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Thu 13 Oct 2022 10:53:13 PM UTC, comment #2: 

i am not certain about all this, but i will explain as best as i understand things

when h-node started, debian was not recognized - h-node was conceived to support the FSDG distros - some years later, debian had agreed to a collaboration and was added to the whitelist at that time

  https://www.fsf.org/news/fsf-and-debian-join-forces-to-help-free-software-users-find-the-hardware-they-need

however, i found no evidence for that from debian though - it appears that the plan was never fully realized - the h-client was proposed, but never packaged for debian - instead, the debian wiki suggests a different database, which includes all hardware, without specifying if the kernel modules are libre or not

i have argued that debian should be removed - because kernel modules are not whitelisted, the non-free repos make all submissions dubious; and debian is making no attempt to endorse h-node or encourage their users to contribute to it

given that debian has recently decided that the installer will enable non-free repos; the debian developers are now less helpful then ever, toward separating and identifying non-free packages - the devuan installer has always enabled non-free repos - h-node would need significant new code to allow debian or devuan submissions, without false positives

perhaps that could change; and perhaps devuan could also participate - it is worth considering; but i am not so hopeful, without some formal endorsement or cooperation from the distro maintainers

bill-auger <bill_auger>
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Thu 13 Oct 2022 10:38:54 PM UTC, comment #1: 
bill-auger <bill_auger>
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Thu 13 Oct 2022 08:05:23 PM UTC, original submission:  

when i load hclient it gives me an error saying to report that my distribution isn't in the supported distribution list

devuan GNU/Linux is just like debian, only without NSA/Microsoft systemd so really should be one of the options

Jeffrey Cliff <themusicgod1>

 

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file #53848:  patch.patch added by themusicgod1 (2KiB - text/x-patch - this one makes more sense)
file #53847:  patch.patch added by themusicgod1 (2KiB - text/x-patch)

 

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