Pure:dyne vs. 64 Studio

  • mick.ca
Posted: Sun, 12/21/2008 - 17:32
Recently I stumbled on an article about pure:dyne. It basically is very much like 64 studio as it uses debian as it's "base" and the headers, patches etc are added afterwards. In fact, to install Pure:dyne you have to install (as of the current version) debian lenny and then download your pure:dyne "environment" via apt-get, reboot and you have pure:dyne with all the goodies as 64 studio has. I noticed however that pure:dyne offers an experimental version that is lenny based entirely. will 64 studio come out with an iso for just that purpose? An experimental version based on lenny? ALL my attempts to basically upgrade has failed...only a reinstall with lenny based stuff (i believe) would do the trick. Anyone else see this as an option?

64studio 2.1 dist-upgraded lenny pure:dyne

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Sat, 03/07/2009 - 11:44
It's quite a while (last year) since I dist-upgraded 64studio 2.1 to lenny and installed pure:dyne on top. It worked ok then. If my memory is right the first hurdle is dist-upgrading 2.1 to lenny. Iceweasel & qsynth are components of the 64studio package, so if you didn't remove them before running the dist-upgrade you ended up with issues. Then installing the pure:dyne apt key was also not straightforward, but could be done. The result was a 64studio lenny with pure:dyne desktop (very nice) and packages e.g. SuperCollider, also very nice. Things will have changed a lot since then so I don't know how the process would be today. I do still have a 2.1 dist-upgraded to lenny with a kde4 desktop and it's really nice. I tried changing the sources to "squeeze" out of curiosity but decided against the upgrade, it's working just fine as it is. I don't think we'll see a 64studio lenny iso, but the lenny backports will still be maintained, so testing the 64studio lenny upgrade is an interesting project. Cheers! dave

Not a good idea !

  • stratojaune
  • 09/10/08
  • Sat, 03/07/2009 - 09:02
Hi mick, Sti ! I try to do that, install Lenny and mix it with 64 Studio repository, and that's not a good idea ! Many problems, finally I format again and install 64 Studio beta3. HTH, Fred