Devuan GNU+Linux OS
An Operating System (OS) is a set of programs that provides an interface to the hardware part of the computer: resource, device, power, and memory management belong to the OS.
The core of the OS in charge of operating the circuitry and managing peripherals is called the kernel. The default flavor of Devuan comes with Linux.
The first process launched after the kernel is loaded into memory is
init. This process bearing PID
1 is in charge of services running on the system: it ensures they start
in order, control they’re running fine, shut them down, and inherit
crashed processes. This
init process MUST not die, or the whole
system goes away with it. Therefore Devuan recommends using
lean init systems that do one thing, and do it well.
By default Jessie runs with the same init system as Debian Wheezy, the
sysvinit. Several projects are under way to provide
sinit support in Devuan, as well as
Services take care of normal functionality of your system: networking, logging, authentication, language, dictionary, search, software updates, printing, graphical display, etc.
On top of the OS come applications. Usually, a complete operating system distribution includes a number of pre-configured applications (e.g., the desktop). Devuan default desktop is XFCE. A number of other graphical environments are available to accommodate your taste.
Devuan utilizes several sources for documentation:
- As Devuan is a fork of Debian, most Debian documentation remains relevant for Devuan Jessie.
- The Doc Devuan project creates and maintains documentation more specific to Devuan.
The package repositories for Devuan are exclusive and they should not be used in addition to Debian:
deb http://auto.mirror.devuan.org/merged jessie main deb http://auto.mirror.devuan.org/merged jessie-updates main deb http://auto.mirror.devuan.org/merged jessie-security main
We provide access to our package repository also via Tor: install
apt-transport-tor and then use the following hidden services
deb tor+http://devuanfwojg73k6r.onion/merged jessie main deb tor+http://devuanfwojg73k6r.onion/merged jessie-updates main deb tor+http://devuanfwojg73k6r.onion/merged jessie-security main
- Here a list of packages we have forked from Debian
- Here the packages specifically built for Devuan
- And here the infamous blacklisted packages
All software shipped with Devuan in the
main area is free software.
We maintain individual package pages with links to the package git
repository and the upstream source code.
Package source code is available on the Devuan Gitlab.
Primary Signing Key
Devuan packages and releases are cryptographically signed with the
OpenPGP key for
firstname.lastname@example.org. Get it there or the
SKS network. It’s
included in the
# gpg --fingerprint email@example.com pub 2048R/0x94532124541922FB 2014-12-02 Key fingerprint = 72E3 CB77 3315 DFA2 E464 743D 9453 2124 5419 22FB uid [ unknown] Devuan Repository (Primary Devuan signing key) <firstname.lastname@example.org> sub 2048R/0x08E92E2B4A07DF74 2014-12-02 Key fingerprint = A684 0FCD E23F 8DBE F7C4 EDF6 08E9 2E2B 4A07 DF74
Source repositories are stored in
The recommended configuration is to leave the
main repository in
/etc/apt/sources.list and use repository-specific files in