[Pkg-sugar-devel] sugar install

Tony Anderson tony_anderson at usa.net
Sun Apr 23 05:31:10 UTC 2017

Hi, Jonas

I created unallocated space of 50gb and installed debian. During the 
installation it was unable to set up networking because of two missing 
'proprietary' files.
I did deselect all (it was a different message about installing related 
software). The result is that Debian boots to the login prompt. The command
apt install sucrose lightdm fails for lack of network support.

This install was on the second laptop. The preferred laptop has uefi's 
protected boot. I was able to get around this to install ubuntu but 
don't remember the process. It involves entering a user password 
supplied by the manufacturer somewhere.

UEFI claims to be a more robust replacement for BIOS - a solution which 
has worked very reliably for over a quarter century. In my experience 
UEFI has invariably been an obstacle to overcome and has never come 
close to its claim to supplant the need for grub.


On 04/22/2017 09:02 PM, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> Quoting James Cameron (2017-04-22 11:45:06)
>> On Sat, Apr 22, 2017 at 10:14:50AM +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
>>>   1) Download the installer for soon-to-become-stable Debian Stretch:
>>>      https://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/
>>>   2) When asked mid-way through install what to include, deselect all
>>>   3) Log in as root, and run this command:
>>>      apt install sucrose lightdm
>> 4) run this command:
>>     service lightdm start
>> 5) in the greeter, change to Sugar rather than the default X session,
>> 6) log in as the non-root user created during install.
> Thanks, James!
>> Existing bugs reproduced;
>> - Write #848838 "constant flicker of cursor and document" is most
>>    likely AbiWord #851052 (orphaned), and I'm working to test an
>>    AbiWord patch for it,
> Yes, I saw your conversation with pabs when I got up today.  Looking
> forward to progress on that.
>> - Browse #848840 "does not start, complains about collabwrapper",
> Sebastian is (maybe) working on this...
>> - Journal #848841 "multiple select does not show actions toolbar" is
>>    fixed upstream, though I've not got the exact commit handy,
> Perhaps https://github.com/sugarlabs/sugar commit 2752c4b - referencing
> https://bugs.sugarlabs.org/ticket/4971 ?
>> New bug reported for Jukebox, waiting for the bug number; possibly
>> related to #554906 but also a problem with Python path, fixed upstream
>> sugar-toolkit-gtk3 495eed8 "Prepend instead of append to path".
> Fixed. Thanks!
>> For what it is worth;
>> - #849092 "Port to Python 3 and python3-gst-1.0" is not yet planned to
>>    be fixed upstream, we're still on Python 2.x, but I do appreciate
>>    the problem.
> Yeah, that's a major task not suitable for Stretch (next Debian release)
> but certainly valuable for future releases - and for derivatives like
> Ubuntu with faster release cycles too, so preferrably _long_ before
> Buster (the next-next Debian release).
>   - Jonas

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