[Freedom-misc] most libre version of devuan there is (except gnuinos)

figosdev at users.sourceforge.net figosdev at users.sourceforge.net
Thu Oct 25 14:58:48 CEST 2018

gnuinos doesnt seem to be updated in a very long time, i would check if it is  
abandoned. i used to use it. there is no gnuinos (that i know of) for devuan  
2 (ascii).

mkdlibre 0.2 removes non-free firmware from refracta and devuan ascii live.

to remove it from devuan live:

1. it downloads and mounts the iso
2. then unsquashes the filesystem
3. removes the files from /firmware in the filesystem
4. it chroots to remove the installed firmware from the installation
5. which changes the initrd, which it copies to the newiso folder
6. where it makes the new filesystem and creates a relatively libre bootable  

by relatively libre, im pretty sure it completely cleans devuan live.

thats the sort of move that distro-libre is supposed to inspire. it also  
removes systemd from trisquel live and debian live.

devuan claims to be the next debian, but (except for init freedom, which i  
think is important from an eee standpoint) devuan has moved away from debians  
clean isos towards one that has non-free components. there could be a libre  
devuan at some point, but i doubt it will exist in the next year.


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