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…I’ll try it tomorrow.
Check whether or not antergos-cinnamon-meta is installed.
If yes, then it must be the first package to remove. Without dependencies:sudo pacman -Rdnu antergos-cinnamon-meta
After that, it will be possible to proceed with one-by-one package removals, as described above.
Thank you very much for providing such a detailed information. Much appreciated!! I’ll try it tomorrow.
This topic should be made more visible…
Anyone else seeing this issue?
Thanks, Joe, really interesting links. I’ll consider doing a fresh install of Endeavour or Reborn when I get some days off of work later this year.
Nice to see you being part of the former project.
As for the current case, I believe a reboot fixed the problem.
…I have been warned that 95 packages with 585,21 MiB would be removed as well…
That’s because of antergos-mate-meta presence.
…So I stopped everything and performed a complete restore of the system.
I suppose that this enormous amount of packages that would be removed comes from antergos-mate-meta being still in my output-list of “paclist antergos”.
You’re absolutely right.
…How can I ship around this package-octopus?
The malefic meta-package may be removed with:sudo pacman -Rdnu antergos-mate-meta
The -d swiths means “don’t check dependencies while removing”. Only antergos-
mate-meta must be proposed by pacman for removal. Check that twice before confirming the removal.
Once you’re free from the root-of-all-evil meta-package, the rest of suggested package-by-package removal should work as described earlier.
Having moved the Antergos repos to the end of the list of packages the following upgrade brought only the installation of one or two packages. (I repeated the upgrade with no better success.)
It’s absolutely normal. Fortunately, Antergos didn’t have replaced many native Arch packages with its own. Two or three, maybe one, or even none. No worries.
…I would have expected dozens of packages to be upgraded and antergos-mate-meta to be removed.
It was a wrong expectation, in two aspects:antergos-mate-meta doesn’t related in any way to packages, installed from native Arch repos (99.9% of all installed pkgs in Antergos) antergos-mate-meta removal doesn’t depend in any way of repo’s priority. It is installed by default in Anetrgos, and may be removed only by hand. It’s never removed automatically.
…Can you please try to hint at what might have gone wrong?
Absolutely nothing. You did a very good, thorough job. You did everything right.
Just remove antergos-mate-meta. Once it is removed, the rest will work as described in OP.
PS. I’m firmly convinced that Antergos’ decline has been started with meta-packages introduction. I’ve tried to convince the devs to not use them, tried to explain that meta-packages have many more CONs than PROs, but without a success.