Why is installing this is fucking rocket science ? And even when you managed to install it's nothing fucking special !
nobody claiming it is.
People use arch because it is easier to get their perfect distro.
It is meant to be easy.
If you don't want to format the drive with a text interface, just use a graphical tool and move on.
theres other stuff there
and seems funny people never freaked out much about PPAs
you like really dunno?
git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/package-query.git
git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/yaourt.git
I agree that the installation of arch is more tedious than it needs to be. (like setting the timezones and such)
But I don't use arch for the superiority complex from the install, I use it because of how easily I can manage my drivers and for yaourt.
>Hard to install
Gentoo user here, it took me several hours to setup networking in Gentoo, but only a few minutes in Arch.
Plus you have Antergos and Manjaro, while the only "just werks" version of Gentoo available is Calculate Linux.
literally less than a month
not even kidding.
The first time i've installed gentoo, I forgot to compile my network drivers into my kernel. I was stuck for about 5 hours and almost quit
>Nah, it just seems silly to add a whole new repo just for one package.
Pre-compiled Stable updates? I've had to downgrade makepkg just to build yaourt, at least one or twice before.
>connect to the internet (wifi-menu if you use wireless network)
>mount -o remount,size=2G /run/archiso/cowspace
>pacman -Sy git
>git clone git://github.com/helmuthdu/aui
>cd aui && ./fifo
>connect to the internet again
>cd aui && ./lilo