Steelhead (hatchery testing) Development

Thanks for steelhead works wonderfully about 450mb on bootup. :+1:

I will stick with alsa ,as I don’t really have a need for pipewire. I only play music and the web.

Something to do with missed matched kernel version.

Probably after the hard freeze (the 12th of this month) the kernel/installer mismatch will be fixed again. It worked back when they did the soft freeze. But they updated the kernel since then.

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@sleekmason @chroot

Continuing our discussion in the screenshots thread. Think I figured out what’s going on with Debian installer.

Chroot, the alpha-2 installer works good like you were saying and was built during the soft freeze which is why the kernel and modules work since things weren’t changing much which all makes sense now.

Sleek, I think daily is just the daily version of the bookworm installer. I might switch back to daily until alpha-3 or beta-1 comes out.

Y’all, can check out this mailing list thread that kind of confirms all this.


I had trouble with python run any python command and got command not found.

Had to run below works now.

sudo ln -s /usr/bin/python3 /usr/bin/python

Also I can not get pip to work receive error, I do not understand.

error: externally-managed-environment

× This environment is externally managed
╰─> To install Python packages system-wide, try apt install
    python3-xyz, where xyz is the package you are trying to
    If you wish to install a non-Debian-packaged Python package,
    create a virtual environment using python3 -m venv path/to/venv.
    Then use path/to/venv/bin/python and path/to/venv/bin/pip. Make
    sure you have python3-full installed.
    If you wish to install a non-Debian packaged Python application,
    it may be easiest to use pipx install xyz, which will manage a
    virtual environment for you. Make sure you have pipx installed.
    See /usr/share/doc/python3.11/README.venv for more information.

note: If you believe this is a mistake, please contact your Python installation or OS distribution provider. You can override this, at the risk of breaking your Python installation or OS, by passing --break-system-packages.
hint: See PEP 668 for the detailed specification.

If you use ueberzug with Debian don’t install from Debian repo servers, would not work for me.

I installed from with

18.1.9v Jan 9, 2021 latest & last version.

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As the article states : The change is already live in Debian Testing and Ubuntu 23.04 Lunar Lobster (which will have a beta release on March 30, with the final release expected on April 20).

Possibly that caused your issue?


Thanks for the headsup Peppe
Looks like the problem, look at this later today.

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Good find @Peppe

Thanks mate, but… Credit where credit is due: it was Nick from the Linux Experiment who pointed me to this in his weekly podcast. For once my memory stretched beyond 2 days :rofl::nerd_face:. But glad to help anyway of course :smiling_face:


I’ll have to check out the podcast! I usually listen to LUP, LAS and Coder Radio.

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I just uploaded a new testing iso earlier. Debian installer is fixed.

There are some herbsluftwm :herb: and eww improvements as well.

Getting the new configs from /usr/share/hatchery/skel will suffice for anyone just wanting to apt update/upgrade.

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Keep up the good work, had a skel update the other day. Another fun system for dk. :+1:

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Another steelhead (testing) iso was pushed with a brand spanking new eww. Please see the following thread for the deets. Once again a simple apt update/upgrade will do if you’re already on steelhead/bookworm.

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