A Complete Idiot's Guide To Endeavour OS Maintenance / Update / Upgrade

This is the concept ! so, there is no point of quote from output which I got earlier…

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If you’re using fish on Arch/EOS - you set it up afterwards and this guide probably isn’t intended for you.

If you’re on Garuda - some of this will help, others won’t. This is intended to be used in Bash, not Fish. Please consult Garuda for more specific nuances to your specific setup. I know we have a lot of people there who are also on this forum. But for clarity, I don’t want to dive into it even more on this thread.

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Are there also any maintenance instructions to clean the outside of my laptop?
Some nice shampoo or so…

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Lots of water. I soak mine in the bathtub with lots of soap and vinegar to disinfect everything. At least 2 hours.

Remove and plug it in immediately to warm it up and dry it off.

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@fbodymechanic I found that using a heat gun turned to high works the best to dry things out. It does it very quickly.

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OK, Sorry for trouble…

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Really kind of you to make this post, cant wait to link it for the first time lol. Thank you!

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@fbodymechanic, thanks for sharing this great post. I’ll need some time to memorize every action… well, maybe not, I always can come back here to follow the steps. :wink:

In the meantime, I’ll try to deal with the golden rule, because I’m an expert breaking stuff! :innocent: :rofl:

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Very wise words, coming from a self-proclaimed idiot.

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For average purposes, nothing extra (browsing, emailing, sometimes downloading), I use EOS on a daily basis, I update when I am reminded (usually daily), I delete downloaded packages and I haven’t had to reinstall the system for two and a half years and maybe if there have been three bugs related to broken packages since then, they are also more from the AUR.

One thing that I noticed in the text @fbodymechanic :
At the start in “2. Keep updated” there’s a mention yay for system updates. I wonder if it would be better to also mention other AUR helpers, like paru, or include the normal pacman -Syu command. If this text is EndeavourOS specific, it should be fine, but the headline also reads “Arch Maintenance”, which would be a broader context.

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I want to add that yes, you shouldn’t break your system, but you shouldn’t discourage yourself from tinkering with it. I admit I don’t do this myself but it’s a reasonable idea to document (e.g. write down on a piece of paper) exactly what major thing you did to your system.

Also, don’t install unnecessary stuff in the hopes that you’ll need them ‘one day’. It’s very easy to install random stuff in arch based distros (which is why Gentoo is good for me :slight_smile: ) and I fell into this trap as well.

No. It won’t and I won’t. EOS ships with yay. If you’re using something else, this isn’t for you. As stated there’s more than one way to do this. If you know another, then you don’t need this at all.

Edit: also

I’m absolutely not self proclaimed. That is a direct assessment from my wife.

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I’ve also linked to this thread over here : A friendly intro about our community rules and tips for the forum

Thanks @fbodymechanic

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:es: :mexico: Spanish translation: Una Completa Guía para Idiotas para Endeavour OS: Mantenimiento / Actualización / Mejora

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" No one - especially new users - read pinned threads hahahaha. "
as a newbie I resemble that remark.
:rofl: :joy:
No seriously, thanks so much for clear and transparent advise with as little as possible linux github dev related jargon in it, much appreciated.
now, where did I leave my terminal…?

Maybe it’s in the Windows lobby! :laughing:

Welcome @3dcase and hope EOS and the community exceeds your expectations.
Glad you read this pinned thread though. You just saved yourself a lot of time.

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Windows does not have a terminal, it IS terminal.
:wink:

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Yes it is but it actually does have a terminal now. :nauseated_face: