Still in love with Antergos (default OS)
Linux newbie since 06/2016
You’re right. i’ve never actually ranked Antergos mirrors here…
If you have reflector installed run
sudo haveged -w 1024; sudo pacman-key --init; sudo pacman-key --populate; sudo pacman-key --refresh-keys; sudo pkill haveged; sudo cp /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist.bak; sudo reflector --verbose --age 8 --fastest 128 --latest 64 --number 32 --sort rate --save /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist; sudo pacman -Syy
If you don’t simply run
sudo pacman-key --init; sudo pacman-key --populate; sudo pacman-key --refresh-keys; sudo pacman -Syy
then try to update your system again, it should work.
I rarely use Vivaldi, it’s just too slow for my needs. I don’t see why pack it, except for users that really use it.
So, concerning repositories and what Antergos devs should pack (in mind all different posts about repositories these days):
- A list of packages should be created and voted - similar to AUR ( get an X percentage of users wanting it);
- That would trigger answers to user needs, denyig or accepting building packages
- Then adding them to Antergos repos or at leats pacifying users
It’s just an idea though.
Portergos has it’s own repository, but i admit the distro is sort of abandoned, last version i uploaded is from August 2018, and i have some files in the city i’m currently in, and some elsewhere, so i’m delaying any new Portergos release untill i gather all my stuff into an external hd. (I’m just saying that my opinion about up to date repositories can’t be of much value to you all hahaha)
But can this method be used to work around any problem?
Workaround only to packages missing or renamed in arch/antergo repos, which is the most common error…
Let’s see if there are other ideas/solutions to this. Cnchi option to use packages.xml directly from a url would make it easier too…
According to @lots-0-logs is possible to run cnchi using another package list with
sudo cnchi -p /home/antergos/comunnity_package_list.xmlfor example
I guess @joekamprad or @manuel could fork the original from antergos and share with other moderatores at github, then we can edit the file whenever install fail due to packages missing or renamed from repos.
What do you think?
You might want to add that idea to the Antergos cnchi pages at github.
You’re right, i’ll do when i have more time.
But it requires a changing cnchi, and currently I’m not sure devs are so eager to do that
You’re right again :) chaging this may not be easy…
What about a packages.xml directly from Antergos comunnity as an option inside cnchi (one that moderators are free to change).
This would be like a workaround to avoid those packages that are renamed or are removed from repo from official packages.xml, causing the install to fail.
We know these errors are pushing people away from using Antergos, multiples unsussessfull installs.
Not sure if i made the idea clear enough…