>Save up 10kb
Ah yes, I tried to get all IMs working on pidgin, was amazed even WhatsApp worked.
I'm building a gaming rig and while I'm waiting for my windows disc to come in the mail I wanted to install arch just to say I did. Is this fucking stupid? It seems like alot of work and I don't know if it'll play nice with my hardware.
It takes 30 minutes (depending on your download speed) and you need to type 10 commands listed on the Wiki.
Yes, it's stupid because you don't need it and because you think it will make you "hardcore" and a "hacker" for doing it. Just stop, it's cringe-worthy.
It gives that special touch to yer system.
Because all the packages you install are kept even if a new version is installed. You'd think that's a waste but since you're running on hyper-bleeding-edge software, if you were to install a broken package successfully, you'd be in deep shit if you couldn't downgrade - and you can't downgrade via repos since they only hold the latest version of stuff.
>manual intervention required before upgrade!
>run a bunch of these commands to fix your system: [pacman and symlinking gobbledy-gook]
>update then find out some package hasn't been updated to latest [critical library]
>have to manually downgrade everything that depends on [critical library]
ill stick to portage thank you
As a matter of fact I just did! Always scares the fuck out of me, especially when rebooting.
I know I don't have to reboot, but that's the best way for me to figure out if something broke.
Everything is still perfect though.
>implying I don't check packages.archlinux.org twice daily and -Syu if I recognise anything
>not using a UPS or a (good) laptop
>not subscribed to the relevant mailing lists
>not using Pale Moon
>not having separate partitions for /var and /
So you think because I, one person, do that, everyone does? No. I'm a paranoid freak, and am not a normal person, I also check for murderers in the shower every time I go to the bathroom.
I started being scared of updates while using Windows, and constantly coming back to broken drivers after the REQUIRED reboot. This didn't start with Arch. So go back to your Ubuntu hugfest and fuck off.
>disto has a reputation for breaking shit with upgrades
>multiple people just here in this thread mentioning problems they have after upgrades
Clearly, Arch gives their users are reason to be scared.
It's not just one idiot.
>>45480165chmod go-x -R /dev/toast
Ya'll just lost your toast privileges, nyuck nyuck nyuck
Sorry it was one person. One of the other problems is a firefox problem, and the other than that was a powerloss issue, that has nothing to do with the OS. Windows would be fucked if you cut the power during update too.
The only real mention of a problem was the guy with the audio issue, and alsa is a buggy piece of shit on all distros, so that's not really an Arch thing either.
also. every program doesn't require 100 dependie son arch. I have everything I need right now an donly 612 packages.
less bloat if it matters.
also package management and AUR are great
I tried every form of Ubuntu, and most of it's forks, and Debian itself. On the few that my laptop speakers actually worked, they were so quiet they were impossible to use for any real purpose.
sudo pacman -Syu --have_read_arch_homepage --please_dont_rape_me
why do people still use Arch? Remember kids the A in Arch stands for aspergers