Debian To 64 Studio

  • mentok
Posted: Mon, 08/06/2007 - 15:30
I'm looking to convert an existing Debian 4.0 AMD64 box over to 64 Studio without having to reinstall. I noticed the repos for backports, but since there is binary compatibility I figured I should be able to just add the 64 Studio repos to my /etc/apt/sources.list. My first problem is I cannot find any key for apt-key. Second, how can I install the realtime kernel and allow users access to realtime scheduling for applications? Thanks, Mentok

upgrade apt and aptitude

  • pathetos
  • 10/30/07
  • Tue, 10/30/2007 - 13:22
I just did the job, upgrading from etch to 64studio testing (in a 32bit machine by the way). when I executed the 64studio-upgrade script it upgraded apt too, and no need to add keys.

Etch to 64 Studio upgrade

  • Daniel
  • 05/22/07
  • Wed, 08/15/2007 - 14:14
Starting from an Etch install, this should work: echo deb http://apt.64studio.com/64studio/stable 64studio main >> /etc/apt/sources.list apt-get update apt-get install 64studio 64studio-upgrade You may have also to add your user to these groups in /etc/group: disk camera scanner stb-admin adm for all the tools to work correctly. We aim for the highest possible Debian compatibility, which is why we say that 64 Studio is not a Debian derivative or fork, but a "remix" of Debian. Cheers!

when running apt-get update i get the following error

  • freetos
  • 10/29/07
  • Mon, 10/29/2007 - 23:39
W: GPG error: http://apt.64studio.com 64studio Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 1CC1348879ADCDD1 Can somebody please help me on this issue? Thank you in Advance...

Hard work

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Mon, 08/06/2007 - 20:22
I'm afraid it's not going to be easy... I wish I could find the mail that was sent to another user that wants to do the same. You have to change quite a lot, and in the end it would be less effort just to back up you home directory and reinstall with 64studio Hope someone else can give you more info... Cheers

Re: Hard Work

  • mentok
  • 07/11/07
  • Tue, 08/07/2007 - 00:44
Thanks for the reply, fortunately I took a leap of faith and did a reinstall. Everything seems to work great so far. I'm using FVWM instead of Gnome though, I've noticed that realtime kernels tend not to like the larger desktop environments. Anyhow, aside from a full conversion is there any way to obtain a pgp key at least for the repos since this would allow smoother backporting? As far as the whole install from the repos, I'm curious if there is any documentation you might be able to point me at with some info about how far compatiblity goes with Debian? I'm very interested in the future of this project, and think it may be of value to other Debian enthusiasts. Thanks :)