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#1 2022-08-16 17:19:03

essence-of-foo
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Using the Same Arch Linux Installation for a Decade

I found this small website with a post from today: https://meribold.org/2022/08/16/same-ar … -a-decade/
I also had troubles with X in the early days because NVidia was misbehaving. I'm running Wayland these days and it hasn't let me down yet.

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#2 2022-08-16 17:27:46

Alad
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Re: Using the Same Arch Linux Installation for a Decade

The longer you use Arch the more apt you become at solving problems as they occur. And it becomes easy to forget all the things that broke - because you spend less and less time fixing them.

Newcomers on the other hand have not yet developed this habit, and may struggle when upstream is broken or Arch has packaging quirks. So posts like "I used Arch for X years and it hardly broke!" is not helpful to them in any way.

As to the comparison with Ubuntu, that's apples and oranges. If you only upgraded Arch every 3 years, the result would be entirely different.

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#3 2022-10-16 19:56:29

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Re: Using the Same Arch Linux Installation for a Decade

I have a computer where I installed Arch a bit over 10 years ago.  The installation finally stopped working and I haven't figured out why.  It's replaced as my main computer with another one.  Thinking of just installing CentOS 9 on the one that broke.

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#4 2022-12-22 07:18:21

cammyman50
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Re: Using the Same Arch Linux Installation for a Decade

I've been using my install for close to 5 years now. Only time I had to do a new install is when I had to replace a ssd and a hard drive. At the time, it didn't occur to me to clone the drives, but even if I knew. I thought it would been smart to start fresh again anyways. But now for 5 years, the install has gone though a lot of changes and of course once or twice arch breaks, but reading thought the wiki and announcements helps. When grub broke for most people, it only took me 5 mins to fix it.

Its been ages since i responded on here. Guess life does take its toil

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#5 2022-12-22 18:48:58

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Re: Using the Same Arch Linux Installation for a Decade

Clicked past ten years on my laptop this week:

┌─[Shiv ~]
└─╼ head -n1 /var/log/pacman.log
[2012-12-19 21:54] Running 'pacman -r /mnt -Sy --cachedir=/mnt/var/cache/pacman/pkg --noconfirm base base-devel'

Arch + dwm   •   Mercurial repos  •   Surfraw

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