Is it needed to do anything else besides “sudo pacman -Syu” on a regular basis for your system to remain healthy? Perhaps there are some other commands I should run or need to install some apps for keeping the system working?
Thank you in advance
- Yay if you have installed AUR packages.
- paccache to keep the cache manageable
sudo paccache -rk3 will leave the 3 most recent versions of packages in your cache.
- Backups. Can never have too many of them.
- localepurge to remove unwanted languages (surprisingly large amount of disk space freed up)
That is off the top of my head, if I think of anything else…
Hey. Thank you! Your post was very helpful.
I have a few AUR packages installed. What should I do with yay? That’s the only part of your post that confuses me a bit
yay <press enter>
that is all you need, does everything inc pacman repos.
Also - off top of head - so check:
sudo paccache -ruk0
Gets rid of all packages that are no longer installed, stuff installed, then uninstalled leaves packages in the cache, which can build up.
Edit paccache commands are lower case r not R
In addition to the great advice above, I’d use command
instead of plain
because eos-update can handle some problematic cases that plain yay does not. Otherwise they do about the same thing.