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.
Alternate: LXDE, MATE
Others: check repositories
Minimal Live (~300MB)
Desktop Live (~850MB)
ARM sd (~250MB)
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Mailing list: DNG
IRC: freenode #devuan
Bugs: Bug Tracking System
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
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 devuan Repository key: pub 2048R/0x94532124541922FB 2014-12-02 Key fingerprint = 72E3 CB77 3315 DFA2 E464 743D 9453 2124 5419 22FB uid Devuan Repository (Primary Devuan signing key) <email@example.com> sub 2048R/0x08E92E2B4A07DF74 2014-12-02 sub 4096R/0xAF49E19219D58C5D 2016-04-26 ISO installer keys (d-i): pub 4096R/0x99C46A90B1FB3B59 2016-10-06 Key fingerprint = CF19 21B2 D91C 6435 848E 8100 99C4 6A90 B1FB 3B59 uid Devuan ISO Toaster (Devuan GNU+Linux) <firstname.lastname@example.org> sub 4096R/0x4C1C9968DF41AD47 2016-10-06 pub 1024D/0xDFEDF580D6132D50 2006-01-10 Key fingerprint = 66ED 5211 9D59 DA53 1DF7 4189 DFED F580 D613 2D50 uid Franco (nextime) Lanza (Devuan signing key) <email@example.com> sub 4096g/0x7890316CB997340E 2006-01-10 pub 8192R/0x73B35DA54ACB7D10 2013-09-06 [expires: 2018-09-05] Key fingerprint = 6113 D89C A825 C5CE DD02 C872 73B3 5DA5 4ACB 7D10 uid Denis Roio (Jaromil) <firstname.lastname@example.org> sub 8192R/0x11C99EB56957C403 2013-09-06 [expires: 2018-09-05]
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