• just

    I’d simply archive with fsarchiver all partitions the system is composed of. Or only selected folders you’re interested in.

    Backups, made with fsarchiver, may be restored later to another partition, to another computer, to the same or another partition, of equal or different sizes. Full freedom in partitions manipulation.

    Fsarchiver is present by default in all distros, except Solus. It’s also included in various rescue tools, such as SystemRescueCD.

    posted in Newbie Corner read more
  • just

    @JPL said in Antefree Gnome:

    I think I got it, and now I understand more of how pacman’s remove options work.

    That’s good.

    The one thing remaining from Antergos seems to be my /etc/os-release and /etc/issue files, identifying the system as Antergos…

    (A side note: /etc/os-release is a softlink, not a real file; it points to real file /usr/lib/os-release)

    Both os-release and issue files may be modified by a user, obviously, with caution. It’s what we’re doing installing native Arch. For example, mine are modified in such a way that they report AnteFree Gnome instead of default Antergos Linux:

    AnteFree Gnome About

    posted in GNOME read more
  • just

    One way to remove a package only, without its dependencies, is to remove it by -Rd command.

    Its a bad way to uninstall something. Arch is made by dependencies, not by packages. The -Rd breaks all dependencies, leading to troubles. But sometimes it is inevitable. For example, to remove the dammned meta-packages, introduced in Antergos.

    I don’t use subversion. But gksu is indicated as an optional, not mandatory dependency for it. It’s important to not remove subversion itself; gksu, which it optionally wants, you’ll install later.

    posted in GNOME read more
  • just

    @JPL said in Antefree Gnome:

    Are these others safe to remove as well?

    Do not remove anything, until pacman proposes to remove only gksu itself.

    gksu may be installed later back again. From AUR or numerous 3rd-party repos.

    Do it by gradually reducing “removal power” of the -R command. How to achieve it is explained just 4 (four) posts above your’s one, in this thread, just sccroll the topic a bit higher, it’s here.

    It’s impossible to provide exact step-by-step instructions for each and every Antergos system configs in the world.

    posted in GNOME read more
  • just

    @Gotit Please, read this brief overview of the situation with “final upgrade”. The post is 11 days old.

    It responds to the question in OP.

    posted in Xfce read more
  • just

    @nate_x said in Antefree isn't disastrous:

    …At that point a few packages went ahead and updated themselves from AUR…

    Obviously, I can’t respond for repo’s maintainer. But slightly newer AUR pkgs is a quite common thing for most precompiled 3rd-party repos.

    As you know, AUR doesn’t have any package at all. You compile a package from sources, on your local computer, according to instructions contained in PKGBUILDs.

    Repo’s maintainer must do all that job for us. He must follow the most recent sources versions, compile them on his hardware, must distribute compiled pkgs to server(s) and mirror(s).

    PKGBUILDs in AUR practically don’t require any maintenance at all. Arch repos are maintained by hundreds of people. Most 3rd-party repos are maintained by one person.

    Keeping everything up-to-date seems to be rather big job for one maintainer.

    posted in Installation read more
  • just

    @nate_x said in Antefree isn't disastrous:

    …what’s with the .sig thing?..

    There were very long discussions about .sig in various forums. The most useful was in Arch forum some years ago.

    If I understood correctly, a definitive answer was not found.

    Again, if I didn’t misunderstand, it happens for signed repos only - but not always, - and is due to not very correct work of some mirrors.

    At that time, I was satisfied with this explanation.

    .sig aren’t real repos, they are void (empty), don’t contain any package. Their presence is harmless.

    posted in Installation read more
Bloom Email Optin Plugin

Looks like your connection to Antergos Community Forum was lost, please wait while we try to reconnect.