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    devuan is intended to provide a JavaScript API for querying and modifying a system running a Devuan-based operating system.


    devuan is a [npm] module intended to work with Node.js. To install it, provide the following command:

    npm install devuan


    To use devuan from your own scripts, just require() the devuan module like so:

    var DEVUAN = require("devuan");

    You can then use the DEVUAN object to query and/or modify your Devuan system.

    API Documentation


    APT contains functions for dealing with packages.


    getSourcesListPromise returns a Promise that will resolve to source objects, in the following form:

      type: "deb",
      uri: "",
      suite: "wheezy",
      sections: ["main"],
      options: {
        arch: ["amd64", "armel"]

    If you provide a directory to getSourcesListPromise it will parse the .list files that it finds in that directory. If you do not provide a directory, then the default system directory /etc/apt/sources.list.d will be used.


    ARCH contains the Devuan architecture provided by dpkg. It is the output of the following command:

    dpkg --print-architecture

    On my system, this is amd64, but it may be different on your system.


    If you want to make changes to the devuan module, you need to set up a development environment. Change to the directory where you keep your projects, and then do the following:

    git clone
    cd devuan
    npm install
    cake rebuild

    The source files are located in src/main/coffee.
    The tests are located in src/test/coffee.

    The following command will run coverage tests, and open the report in Mozilla Firefox:

    cake coverage

    If you prefer a different browser, edit BROWSER_COMMAND at the top of the Cakefile file to your preferred browser.


    Copyright 2016 Patrick Meade.

    This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

    This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Affero General Public License for more details.

    You should have received a copy of the GNU Affero General Public License along with this program. If not, see


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