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I haven't logged into Arch on my sig rig since September. I figured I would "pacman -Syu" and see what happened...




Notice how there is a kernel update in addition to a display driver update in there as well.


Problems? None. Not a damn thing went wrong.

I love you Arch.
    
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LOL. 2GBs of updates? That's windows ish. I've never had that much over 3 months of updates for Kubuntu, MeeGo, and openSUSE. What the hell do you have on that Arch?
     
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OMG IT WORKED!!

Ha Ha of course I am not all that surprised. Just thought I'd play along for a minute. I figure the thread title is just a good natured fun poke at my resistance to management and it's a good one. I'm sure you have seen how often I give kudos to Arch and other distros. (Hmmm come to think of it I haven't seen any reciprocity on that score ) They're just not for me for any length of time. I upgrade kernels far more often than applications and abhor the idea of depending on patches.

Actually, now that I'm here ....... Auto dependency resolution has been around for over a decade so it ought to be fairly refined and reliable by now. And Arch is essentially Slackware with Slapt-Get expanded and refined into pacman. So Arch ought to be one of the best managed systems and I think that it is from the experience I have had with it.

However I can't help but note that people hold their breath and celebrate when a fairly major update doesn't break the system. I just prefer never worrying at all about such matters. No update is worth even risking my whole system. I was pleased to read that Arch can roll back from such disasters. I may have to break mine to see how well that works for myself.

Anyway, Cheers! Nice thread.

PS @ Rookie1337 The size of the update can get quite large especially if KDE is involved but big changes are also happening to Xorg. This particular one though was pointed at as previous thread in which Nathris and I argued about major updates because I was crowing that a huge update to Slackware-Current dwarfed his recent update. He's catching up.
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