• Is Antergos really a pretty Arch installer?


    I am an old Linux user, jumped to the OSX boat 10 years ago and jumping back to the Linux boat with the beginning of 2018. Being nurished with debian-like distros, I am fed up with the slowness of Debian testing, bugginess of Ubuntu and unstableness of Debian unstable.

    Thus, I decided to jump to new waters and try Arch Linux - which I loved it from day one (which means 2 days ago).

    But, now that I have half-configured my system, I found about Antegros (and Manjaro). And searching around i found that Manjaro just slows up updates (which wipes it out of my list), while Antegros is a “pretty Arch installer - with some themes”.

    Is this really the case?

    I performed a quick test install and I really liked the easiness that it installed everything. I am really considering “switching to Antergos”, but if it is more or less the same, just a quick way to set up things (which indeed was a countable effort - but now is done) - then this doesn’t worth the effort.

    What do you gurus think?

  • @teras
    Hi!
    You can check those links:
    https://forum.antergos.com/topic/928/how-much-different-is-antergos-from-arch
    https://forum.antergos.com/topic/988/so-are-we-running-arch-now

    Much has been discussed, you’ll find many other post like yours.

    set up things (which indeed was a countable effort - but now is done)

    If you’re sure you set everything, enabled systemd services, installed packages, proprietary drivers etc, the way you want you can simply add Antergos repositories to your Arch, then you’ll have more packages available to you.

  • As to my needs, it is the Arch installer, which makes things done. Exactly what I expect the OS to look like. I have much more thing to do than just installing my OS, customizing, and pushing screens on unixporn.

  • @teras said in Is Antergos really a pretty Arch installer?:

    …Antegros is a “pretty Arch installer - with some themes”.
    Is this really the case?

    It was the case until December 2018, excluding Antergos-Kde.

    Starting from December 2018, all DEs are set up by one meta package. Native Arch Linux is not installed in a similar way. As a result, all Antergos customization and DE-related packages depend on antergos-[DEname]-meta meta package. It is different from DE-related packages dependencies in Arch Linux.

    In other words, dependencies in a freshly installed Antergos system differ from those returned by the official Arch Linux Package Search tool. It may be seen as a step away from native Arch, toward the own Antergos personality.

    One meta package, which sets up a whole DE, causes some annoyances, if you want to remove from Antergos unneeded packages, installed by Cnchi. Additional Arch packages may be added and removed without a problem, like in native Arch.

  • @just said in Is Antergos really a pretty Arch installer?:

    It was the case until December 2018, excluding Antergos-Kde.

    2017 to humbly correct you ;)

    We need to start a discussion on the situation, i am not happy with the meta packages, since they are procided i only install base system, with installer ISO… and use the package groups from native Archlinux…

    my word from before meta package phase: http://kamprad.net/is-antergos-an-installer-for-archlinux/

  • @joekamprad said in Is Antergos really a pretty Arch installer?:

    2017 to humbly correct you

    OMG, yes, sure, until December 2017! I’m always erroneously swap years at the turn of the year :-) . Thanks for correction.

  • @just said in Is Antergos really a pretty Arch installer?:

    I’m always erroneously swap years at the turn of the year .

    YES! can confirm this bug at my brain too ;)

  • @joekamprad said in Is Antergos really a pretty Arch installer?:

    We need to start a discussion on the situation, i am not happy with the meta packages, since they are procided i only install base system, with installer ISO… and use the package groups from native Archlinux…

    I wassnt aware of this, is there a news post or something explaining the change and why?

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