Devuan Trinity Repository Installation Instructions

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On this page you can read the instructions to install or upgrade Trinity Desktop Environment on your Devuan system.

Devuan is created as a very compatible with Debian on which it is based. This makes it possible to use the same repositories for installing Trinity Desktop Environment as for an equivalent version of Debian.

Add these lines to your /etc/apt/sources.list file

NOTE: deb-src lines following are optional.

For Ascii (Devuan 2.x)

Ascii (Devuan 2.x) is compatible with Debian 9.x (Stretch). Therefore, it is possible to use packages for distribution name 'stretch'.

Ascii (Devuan 2.x) is not yet a stable release and it is subjected to continuous changes. Therefore there is no official TDE support for it, although TDE runs smoothly in Ascii. If you are interested in installing TDE in a Ascii environment, you can use the preliminary packages for the next R14.0.5 release.
Please refer to the Preliminary Stable Builds page for further instructions.

For Jessie (Devuan 1.x)

Jessie (Devuan 1.x) is compatible with Debian 8.x (Jessie). Therefore, it is possible to use packages for distribution name 'jessie'.

TDE R14.0.4

deb jessie main
deb-src jessie main
deb jessie main
deb-src jessie main

Add the GPG signing key

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys F5CFC95C

Install Trinity

If you are doing a fresh TDE installation, please follow the steps listed below.
If you are upgrading from version 3.5.13.x, please follow the instruction under the upgrade section.

TDE R14.0.4

sudo apt-get update
sudo aptitude install tde-trinity

The R14.0.4 tde-trinity package is a comprehensive meta-package. To install minimalist, substitute tdebase-trinity for tde-trinity, and append tdm-trinity if you wish to use TDM as your display manager.

Upgrade from v3.5.13.x

NOTE Before upgrading from v3.5.13.x (or even KDE3), please make sure to go through this page for useful tips suggested by other TDE users.
We suggest the following steps for upgrading to the R14.0.4 version.

sudo apt-get update
sudo aptitude full-upgrade

This will upgrade TDE to the new version and should complete smoothly. After these two steps, some dummy packages may still be installed on your system and could be safely removed. To perform such operation, choose one of the following optional steps.

  • A. If you have previously installed kde-trinity, use:
sudo aptitude install tde-trinity

This will install all Trinity packages except the development ones.

  • B. If you have previously installed some Trinity meta packages (such as kde-core-trinity, kdeadmin-trinity,...) use:
sudo aptitude install <tde-equivalent-metapackage>

where <tde-equivalent-metapackage> is the equivalent package in R14 (tde-core-trinity, tdeadmin-trinity,...).
This should be repeated for all installed meta packages.

  • C. Run aptitude in interactive mode, limit the display to '~i-trinity~ddummy" and manually check/delete/upgrade unneeded packages from the ones displayed.