Hi guys and gals,
0.11.90-1 still doesn’t want to install for me. Tried to do it with
sudo pacman -Syy sudo pacman -S cnchi-dev
Pacman is about to install it, but finds a hundred of already existing files in the (live image) filesystem, so aborts the installation.
I must be missing something with it.
The stable cnchi
0.10.26-1 immediately hits the eyes with the beautiful Ranking mirrors popup
It didn’t yield a practical results here - all installations took usual 20-25 mins. Nevertheless, it’s nice to know that Cnchi starts with searching for the best mirrors, and that there’s no need to run
reflector by hand to do the same anymore.
Four tested DEs are Mate, Cinnamon, Gnome, Kde 4.
With the exception of TTF, LTS, SMB, all other additional software was included in the installation: AUR, BT (except Mate), FF, LO, FW…
Why BT is excluded from Mate? It’s not hard to add it to the DE.
Swaps in fstab
When a computer has two or more internal physical disks, with one swap partition on each disk, Cnchi creates
/etc/fstab with only one swap partition, those from the first,
If the user wants to use swap partitions from other disks, it must edit
/etc/fstab by hand and add them.
If I recall correctly, this minor inconvenience exists forever. Never reported it earlier.
It is incorrectly set to
gb for the English (UK) keyboard, in all 4 DEs. The correct value is
uk . Gives error messages in tty on boot. This minor annoyance can be easily fixed by hand. Edit
/etc/vconsole.conf and change
Mate, Cinnamon, Gnome
All three install, boot, work without a problem. Nothing to report. All three are boring perfect.
As expected, mintMenu applet in Mate (
mate-mint-menu package) is smooth as silk, right after the installation. Works without a problem, no manual intervention required.
This one was an interesting case, finally.
In default configuration, and with cnchi
0.10.26-1, it returns the notorious error
That’s because the
packages.xml file still contains some packages that don’t exist for Kde 4 anymore. I have no idea, if a new cnchi
0.11.xx will have another, polished
After several reboots and installation attempts, all current problems were hunted out.
Right now the file has 4 offending packages. There’re 6 entries in the file, corresponding to 4 packages.
To fulfill the Kde 4 installation, all 6 entries must be corrected. Change the old package name with the new one. I may not remember correctly the exact sections names.
|Old name||Section||New name|
After editing the file
according to this table, Kde 4 installation runs and finishes without a problem.
After the successful installation, Kde 4 boots, but doesn’t finish to load , stucking forever at Kde splash screen. This is a relatively old problem, that happens in last 1-2 months here. Hopefully, this is only my local problem.