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#1501 2021-09-21 18:08:59

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NightOwl wrote:

This one was kinda interesting, seems like they've taken a kind of "Android-style" to their OS

Yep I thought it was an Android build at first but it's actually Arch based.


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#1502 2021-09-21 19:11:18

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

Manjaro 21.1.3

https://manjaro.org/

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#1503 2021-09-24 19:32:24

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^^ Good choice. I've just updated a month old installation of Manjaro, and all went well except for the very large size of the download - just over 1 GB. Arch-based distros seem to be much more demanding of bandwidth than Debian-based ones do.

(I've also installed LXDE as the desktop manager, which Manjaro doesn't have as standard.)

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#1504 2021-09-25 11:09:31

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SparkyLinux 7 (bookworm)

Sway WM

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#1505 2021-09-25 22:14:59

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^ I like the colorful panel.

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#1506 2021-09-25 22:26:28

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Colonel Panic wrote:

^^ Good choice. I've just updated a month old installation of Manjaro, and all went well except for the very large size of the download - just over 1 GB. Arch-based distros seem to be much more demanding of bandwidth than Debian-based ones do.

(I've also installed LXDE as the desktop manager, which Manjaro doesn't have as standard.)

I've noticed that as well in my experiments. Wondering if it is because of the dependency mechanisms in use as it appears they install all recommends by default.

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#1507 2021-09-26 01:42:13

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PlagueOS

From the dev -

PlagueOS aims at minimal architecture and killing off classes of exploitation that are inherent to modern desktop environments.

The aim of the OS is to function as a restricted, minimalist hypervisor (host) that runs virtual machines (guests). The guests on top will vary based on the desired utility. For daily use, it is advised to run Whonix (tor routed) or Kicksecure (clearnet). Normal tasks are meant to be conducted inside of the guests rather than the host to ensure the host stays clean with minimal attack surface.

Looks like an interesting project.


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#1508 2021-09-26 03:02:20

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PackRat wrote:

PlagueOS

From the dev -

PlagueOS aims at minimal architecture and killing off classes of exploitation that are inherent to modern desktop environments.

The aim of the OS is to function as a restricted, minimalist hypervisor (host) that runs virtual machines (guests). The guests on top will vary based on the desired utility. For daily use, it is advised to run Whonix (tor routed) or Kicksecure (clearnet). Normal tasks are meant to be conducted inside of the guests rather than the host to ensure the host stays clean with minimal attack surface.

Looks like an interesting project.

Sounds much like what VMWare ESXi basically is...a bare metal hypervisor that provides the services for the guests.


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#1509 2021-09-26 08:01:05

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

DeepDayze wrote:
Colonel Panic wrote:

^^ Good choice. I've just updated a month old installation of Manjaro, and all went well except for the very large size of the download - just over 1 GB. Arch-based distros seem to be much more demanding of bandwidth than Debian-based ones do.

(I've also installed LXDE as the desktop manager, which Manjaro doesn't have as standard.)

I've noticed that as well in my experiments. Wondering if it is because of the dependency mechanisms in use as it appears they install all recommends by default.

^^This is actually logical with a RollingRelease distribution, which receives new and updated packages several times a day.  wink

That's why you should not wait a month. At least then weekly. That's at least one of the rules at sid(uction).

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#1510 2021-09-26 13:17:55

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Archcraft OS latest release:

September 2021 : Archcraft 2021.09

https://github.com/archcraft-os/releases/releases

Lots and lots and more eye candy settings - themes, icons, menu styles, etc.
The purpose of the OS is creation and sharing of eye candy desktops.
Screen Recorder gets top level Menu real estate. wink
Because there isn't enough garishly ugly desktops on Reddit. smile


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Normally, I detest a Mac OS style launch bar, especially if the icons pulse on mouse-over.
This one I only slightly hate.

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#1511 2021-09-26 18:45:33

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unklar wrote:
DeepDayze wrote:
Colonel Panic wrote:

^^ Good choice. I've just updated a month old installation of Manjaro, and all went well except for the very large size of the download - just over 1 GB. Arch-based distros seem to be much more demanding of bandwidth than Debian-based ones do.

(I've also installed LXDE as the desktop manager, which Manjaro doesn't have as standard.)

I've noticed that as well in my experiments. Wondering if it is because of the dependency mechanisms in use as it appears they install all recommends by default.

^^This is actually logical with a RollingRelease distribution, which receives new and updated packages several times a day.  wink

That's why you should not wait a month. At least then weekly. That's at least one of the rules at sid(uction).

You're probably right (and interesting that you should mention Siduction too; I've recently upgraded that one too and it was about a 950 MB download.) Makes me wonder though whether or not there is an optimum frequency of upgrading a distro; once a week sounds about right but once every day, or two days, is probably too much.

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#1512 2021-09-26 18:56:20

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Today I updated Open SuSE and now it won't boot due to ACPI and/or secureboot issues. hmm Time to disable secure boot, more trouble than what it's worth.

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#1513 2021-09-26 20:22:54

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DeepDayze wrote:

I've noticed that as well in my experiments. Wondering if it is because of the dependency mechanisms in use as it appears they install all recommends by default.

Yes, again you're probably right. Manjaro has branches just like Debian though (stable, unstable and testing) so the rules may be different for those.

https://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php/Switching_Branches

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#1514 2021-09-27 02:19:15

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MXLinux 64-bit KDE (in Virtualbox)...

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#1515 2021-09-27 16:45:51

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Colonel Panic wrote:
DeepDayze wrote:

I've noticed that as well in my experiments. Wondering if it is because of the dependency mechanisms in use as it appears they install all recommends by default.

Yes, again you're probably right. Manjaro has branches just like Debian though (stable, unstable and testing) so the rules may be different for those.

https://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php/Switching_Branches

I bet pacman by default installs all recommended packages just like apt in Debian and not sure if pacman has a switch similar to --no-install-recommends in Debian if you don't want or need any of the recommended packages.


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#1516 2021-09-27 17:26:17

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DeepDayze wrote:

I bet pacman by default installs all recommended packages just like apt in Debian

I don't think so; they are listed after a package install/upgrade -

from ArchWiki -

Packages often have optional dependencies which are packages that provide additional functionality to the application but not strictly required for running it. When installing a package, pacman will list a package's optional dependencies, but they will not be found in pacman.log.

pacman has the --asdeps and --asexplicit switches (which I have never used) that allow for changing the "installation reason" so the user opts into installing the recommended packages (I think that's how it works).

Read the ArchWiki about pacman and maybe the AUR packaging rules for dependency handling.


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#1517 2021-09-27 17:55:50

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Re: Distro-hoppers anonymous

Colonel Panic wrote:
unklar wrote:
DeepDayze wrote:

I've noticed that as well in my experiments. Wondering if it is because of the dependency mechanisms in use as it appears they install all recommends by default.

^^This is actually logical with a RollingRelease distribution, which receives new and updated packages several times a day.  wink

That's why you should not wait a month. At least then weekly. That's at least one of the rules at sid(uction).

You're probably right (and interesting that you should mention Siduction too; I've recently upgraded that one too and it was about a 950 MB download.) Makes me wonder though whether or not there is an optimum frequency of upgrading a distro; once a week sounds about right but once every day, or two days, is probably too much.

With Sid(duction), the more often a full-upgrade is done, the more stable the system is.
Doesn't that sound logical?  big_smile
I would like to quote a good friend (and moderator) from the siduction-forum:

Piper wrote:

Unstable (sid) is called unstable, not because it's prone to crashes, but because of how often it changes

To make the best of sid, it is wise to full-upgrade every day, some people do it once or twice a week.

The unstable (sid) repositories are updated every 6 hours. This happens in debian 4 times per day, each versus 05:00, 11:00, 17:00 and 23:00 and why full-upgrades are important on a daily basis.


Yes, and from the Administrator @devil I know that he updates his productive system daily, if necessary several times.

The trick is always to read exactly what apt will do.... and, to read the forum. It happens more often to just wait with the DU.   wink

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#1518 2021-09-27 18:03:11

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PackRat wrote:
DeepDayze wrote:

I bet pacman by default installs all recommended packages just like apt in Debian

I don't think so; they are listed after a package install/upgrade -

from ArchWiki -

Packages often have optional dependencies which are packages that provide additional functionality to the application but not strictly required for running it. When installing a package, pacman will list a package's optional dependencies, but they will not be found in pacman.log.

pacman has the --asdeps and --asexplicit switches (which I have never used) that allow for changing the "installation reason" so the user opts into installing the recommended packages (I think that's how it works).

Read the ArchWiki about pacman and maybe the AUR packaging rules for dependency handling.

OK thanks for the clarification and still it's a good idea to upgrade at least weekly (and that goes for debian too).


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#1519 2021-09-27 18:59:10

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DeepDayze wrote:

OK thanks for the clarification and still it's a good idea to upgrade at least weekly (and that goes for debian too).

Certainly Debian Sid-based distros. And bleeding edge/rolling release like Arch or Void [based] distros.

Debian Testing is the one to be careful with. That is an easy distro bork because of the way dependencies come through the pipeline. A large DE like Gnome (KDE, Xfce) can get updated, bit the dependencies may lag behind (for quite a while, sometimes). I borked Gnome on Debian Testing years ago and it took a couple weeks for the dependencies to come through. Sparky maintains their own repos and guards against this sort of thing, I believe.

With Sid, some big packages - namely python, perl, xorg - can cause trouble with dependencies lagging behind. When I was running Sid/VSIDO, I would watch for those to hit, then wait a couple days for the rest of the packages to show up.


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#1520 2021-09-27 20:31:03

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PackRat wrote:
DeepDayze wrote:

OK thanks for the clarification and still it's a good idea to upgrade at least weekly (and that goes for debian too).

Certainly Debian Sid-based distros. And bleeding edge/rolling release like Arch or Void [based] distros.

Debian Testing is the one to be careful with. That is an easy distro bork because of the way dependencies come through the pipeline. A large DE like Gnome (KDE, Xfce) can get updated, bit the dependencies may lag behind (for quite a while, sometimes). I borked Gnome on Debian Testing years ago and it took a couple weeks for the dependencies to come through. Sparky maintains their own repos and guards against this sort of thing, I believe.

With Sid, some big packages - namely python, perl, xorg - can cause trouble with dependencies lagging behind. When I was running Sid/VSIDO, I would watch for those to hit, then wait a couple days for the rest of the packages to show up.

Exactly for Sid and the siduction forum is the best resource for those who use Debian Sid and I am sure other distros have guidance on their rolling releases as well to warn about potential issues.

I am sure very few people run pure Debian Testing as that can have more breakage than Sid and other distros that have some sort of testing branch may experience the same.

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#1521 2021-09-28 01:53:40

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PackRat wrote:

Debian Testing is the one to be careful with.

Indeed. sid might go down for a week, but testing can go down for months if you're waiting on a specific package. If you want to experiment with debian, use sid and follow the siduction dev forum and also post support questions here.

The exception to this is when testing goes into soft-freeze, like it did last January, and the the consecutive freezes till the (Bullseye) release. I've had no problems using testing at soft-freeze in the release cycle for the last three releases. Since Stretch.

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#1522 2021-09-28 02:01:20

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hhh wrote:
PackRat wrote:

Debian Testing is the one to be careful with.

Indeed. sid might go down for a week, but testing can go down for months if you're waiting on a specific package. If you want to experiment with debian, use sid and follow the siduction dev forum.

The exception to this is when testing goes into soft-freeze, like it did last January, and the the consecutive freezes till the Bullseye release. I've had no problems using testing at soft-freeze in the release cycle for the last three releases.

If you are good with backporting you can backport the package you need from Sid  to testing (if said package is available in Sid)  if you can't wait for it that long especially when not in a freeze.

The siduction forum is  great even if you are using plain vanilla Sid and not siduction distro.

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#1523 2021-09-28 02:05:00

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Why do that, though? Why not just run sid?

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#1524 2021-09-28 18:09:33

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XeroLinux

Plasma on Arch.
https://xldb.techxero.com/
https://xldb.techxero.com/p/1-about-xerolinux

As shipped. Pretty awful. IMHO.

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The formatting of the fetch was off the first time it ran. (neofetch at the end of the longest bash.rc I've seen)

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#1525 2021-09-28 19:36:52

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^ do they mix GTK and plasma apps by default?? Seems annoying as KIO and GVFS don't mix either.

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