Curious to hear from a few folks with stories of how long you’ve waited between applying updates via pacman (or your tool of choice)?
I have to admit that I am a habitual update addict habitually running yay several times a day. However… I do have a spare laptop that typically sits on a shelf unless I have a need to try something outrageous or if I have significant issues with one of my daily driver laptops. So today I realized that I’ve had that backup machine sitting on the shelf since March 27th.
Round 1 - I plugged that thing in, booted up and ran yay … I just kept hitting return accepting default values to all prompts and … the update failed on a key issue…
Round 2 - so … since running yay failed I did the only logical thing … and just ran it again … and …
everything updated nicely.
A huge testament to how robust EndeavourOS/ArchLinux are!
Yes, that’s probably how I’ll feel at some point. I now also have a “spare laptop” on the shelf. I have resolved to update it every Friday, but that is also just a good resolution. Things that you rarely use are quickly neglected. But it’s good to hear that EOS is so robust.
On my “main computer” I also check several times a day for updates.
If I don’t remind my self, I would forget to ever update it because I never mess with it unless the kids ask me to fix something on it or add a game to it or something like that. I actually hate having to mess with it because they lost the red nub (it’s a ThinkPad like my own) and somehow ripped out 2 keyboard keys, so you have to either hook up an external keyboard (what I usually do and a mouse) or press the contact pad with my finger to use those 2 letters.
It wasn’t as easy as daily updates but I did only do it once comparatively. I went thru packages that has been replaced. I had to change some file dependencies. It wouldn’t update initially until I did the keyring by itself first. But I had to do a number of things I would have had to slowly all at once. But it wasn’t massively different than normal upkeep and it didn’t set my computer on fire or anything.
I want to bring up an example.
As I am student, we receive vacations according to weathers. Suppose that if I went to my native village for about 20-30 days, then will it be troublesome for me if I try to update after returning back ?
I think some of the problem, at least in my understanding, has to do with people adding AUR packages to Manjaro and those AUR packages expect arch versions of packages instead of the older ones on Manjaro. That or maybe they held back package a that relied on a version of package b but package b is on a newer version because they didn’t hold it back.
Just thought I would point out that eos-shifttime makes the hops much easier on you! I use that on my mirror server all the time to stay 1 week behind current to allow time for fixes ‘just in case’ - but it also works great if some of my multi-builds get left off the update bandwagon for a while…