Mobian repository status
#1
I checked my repository listing from within the Software app. It shows two debian repos (main and non-free), flathub, and two firmware repos. I was looking for the Mobian repo. Has the need for a Mobian repo been eliminated by the updated debian repos? Or is there something not quite right with my system configuration?

The Pine Phone is working better than ever. I'm just concerned that my phone won't be getting the latest updates.
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#2
When I run "apt-get update" the repository "http://repo.mobian-project.org" is still checked for updates.
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#3
Can we have a good example /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ with commented out for contribs(anbox) and unstable so we can more easily edit than having to type on a screen keyboard in vi?
Even posting here would be cool so I can ssh and fix mine.
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#4
OK, checked the apt repos as listed under /etc/apt:


Code:
sources.list:

deb http://deb.debian.org/debian bullseye main

Code:
sources.list.d/mobian.list:

deb http://repo.mobian-project.org/ bullseye main non-free

The first repo is the debian main repo for bullseye.

The second repo is indeed the Mobian repo, where the pool has alot of the phone specific software. This repo is not listed in the software application repositories dialog as a Mobian repository. Although, now that I look at it again, I can see that it is listed.

Nice to know that it's still around. Seems like putting it into bullseye too soon would not be a good idea.
That could be a two year sentence with only security updates.
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#5
(07-28-2021, 09:34 PM)henrythemouse Wrote: OK, checked the apt repos as listed under /etc/apt:


Code:
sources.list:

deb http://deb.debian.org/debian bullseye main

Code:
sources.list.d/mobian.list:

deb http://repo.mobian-project.org/ bullseye main non-free

The first repo is the debian main repo for bullseye.

The second repo is indeed the Mobian repo, where the pool has alot of the phone specific software. This repo is not listed in the software application repositories dialog as a Mobian repository. Although, now that I look at it again, I can see that it is listed.

Nice to know that it's still around. Seems like putting it into bullseye too soon would not be a good idea.
That could be a two year sentence with only security updates.

Can you give those exact file names in /etc/apt/sources.list.d please?
I only have /etc/apt/sources.list.d/extrepo_mobian.sources not the ones you listed on my pinephone with these contents:
Code:
Types: deb deb-src
Components: non-free main
Suites: unstable
Uris: http://repo.mobian-project.org/
Architectures: amd65 arm64 armhf
Signed-By: /var/lib/extrepo/keys/mobian.asc

I would also like the flatpack repo, I am assuming that you need the unstable repo to install flatpack(then you can flatpack install apps)?
this is the guidance of the wiki:
Quote:Mobian has an unstable distro do you can test some of the later (but less tested) packages

The easiest way you can switch to using this repository is by simply changing the line bullseye to unstable in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mobian.list. This way, you will be getting all your Mobian packages from https://repo.mobian-project.org/unstable main non-free instead of https://repo.mobian-project.org/bullseye main non-free.

but since those files are missing for me I will wait for guidance before I break my update system.
if you, henrythemouse, could paste your repos with file names in code boxes it would be cool.
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#6
I had some time...
This is now my sources.list (changed to unstable and removed space between URL and unstable)
Code:
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/unstable/ main

changed it to
Code:
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/unstable/ main contrib non-free


this is the extrepo_mobian.sources edited for unstable

Code:
Types: deb deb-src
Components: non-free main
Suites: unstable
Uris: http://repo.mobian-project.org/
Architectures: amd65 arm64 armhf
Signed-By: /var/lib/extrepo/keys/mobian.asc
I extracted the earliest Mobian image and copied mobian.list into /etc/apt/sources.list.d and edited for unstable
Code:
deb [trusted=yes] http://repo.mobian-project.org/unstable/ main non-free
so far I see two buttons in the software install app for vendor firmware and now one for Main and one for Main (non free)
ok got it working and flatpak is installing now....
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#7
I looked at the output form apt update:
and this was in there along with good hits on the http://repo.mobian-project.org/unstable repo
Code:
E: The repository 'http://deb.debian.org/debian/sid main Release' does not have a Release file.
N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.


/etc/apt/sources.list
Code:
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/unstable/ main contrib non-free

What is wrong with that line??
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#8
@biketool Your SourcesList may be malformed, see the Debian Wiki: sources.list format, Example sources.list

Try this:

Code:
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free

The SourcesList is composed such that you define:
  • The type of archive, binary or source code (deb, src)
  • The mirror, in this case the geo mirror (http(s)://deb.debian.org/debian/)
  • The distribution or codename (unstable, sid)
  • The component(s) (main, contrib, non-free)

There is an FAQ entry for this, I'd suggest not interfering with the repositories beyond what is outlined there, as Mobian takes an unorthodox approach to configuring repositories.
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#9
(08-10-2021, 02:25 AM)jed Wrote: @biketool Your SourcesList may be malformed, see the Debian Wiki: sources.list format, Example sources.list

Try this:

Code:
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free

The SourcesList is composed such that you define:
  • The type of archive, binary or source code (deb, src)
  • The mirror, in this case the geo mirror (http(s)://deb.debian.org/debian/)
  • The distribution or codename (unstable, sid)
  • The component(s) (main, contrib, non-free)

There is an FAQ entry for this, I'd suggest not interfering with the repositories beyond what is outlined there, as Mobian takes an unorthodox approach to configuring repositories.

Yup...  it was the space between deb.debian.org/debian and sid(or buster)  I commented out my line and added
Code:
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian sid contrib non-free
we are all good now, thanks for the reference!
Just to not I had to hand add the sources.list file it was missing in this install.

(edit)
I also tweaked /etc/apt/preferences.d/00-mobian-priority so mobile friendly Mobian updates are chosen over Debian
I moved /etc/apt/preferences.d/00-mobian-priority to /etc/apt/preferences.d/00-mobian-priorityOLD
then made a new /etc/apt/preferences.d/00-mobian-priority
Code:
Package: *
Pin: release o=Mobian
Pin-Priority: 700

Package: *
Pin: release n=sid
Pin-Priority: 300

Package: *
Pin: release o=Debian
Pin-Priority: 500
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#10
Does Mobian do backports? Or will Mobian Bullseye be not quite frozen? I really want stability and don't want to enable testing if I can avoid it.
Pinephone beta edition, convergence model, Mobian Bookworm with Phosh.
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