pacman -Qi archinstall
Name : archinstall
Version : 2.4.2-1
Description : Just another guided/automated Arch Linux installer with a twist
Architecture : any
URL : https://github.com/archlinux/archinstall
Licenses : GPL3
Groups : None
Provides : python-archinstall
Depends On : python
Optional Deps : None
Required By : None
Optional For : None
Conflicts With : python-archinstall
Replaces : python-archinstall
Installed Size : 1803.18 KiB
Packager : David Runge <email@example.com>
Build Date : Fri 29 Apr 2022 11:44:37 AM CEST
Install Date : Sun 01 May 2022 03:46:41 PM CEST
Install Reason : Explicitly installed
Install Script : No
Validated By : Signature
I haven’t used it yet but I think I will try it on the next occasion for installing Arch.
No… not really. It’s just an installer but it’s not like Calamares which is more like a GUI. Besides water mellons have pits. Coconuts are more like an apple in texture although they too have pits and so do oranges. They’re all good. Some just have a better taste depending on your taste buds!
I was playing with it earlier today. I both, like it and hate it. I like it because it is super simple and had a running system in like 10 minutes. I hate it because it makes installing arch too damn easy…now everyone can say I run arch BTW…lol
It was a joke. But yes, I agree installing it the wiki way is still a valuable lesson into what goes into installing a system and for me helps me appreciate all that the people that make distros like EOS do to make it an enjoyable experience out of the box.
That can’t be said enough. I tried so many things with arch over the last few years, I stumbled upon almost any possible hurdle by this point. From setting up different file systems, encrypting my system, configuring different DEs and WMs, trying different boot managers, working with Nvidia, etc. On top of that there is a the is the general understanding of how Linux works, that you mentioned.
Working with the terminal, creating scripts, writing my own arch install script with my own configurations for Sway, somewhat understanding systemd and the list goes on and on…
If someone wants to learn Linux, arch really is a good way to dive in.
Oh man, just imagine, theoretically speaking, let’s call it…the EndeavourOS Saturn Edition, now pick your side: online or offline installation? Online install gives you the Calamares install set up lets say. And Offline install gives you the Archinstall method to install EndeavourOS. Which would most side choose I wonder!
Honestly, that would be kind of neat idea, installing EndeavourOS in a terminal centric type of way (aka Arch way lol) like this Archinstall kind of way, maybe with a few scripts or two thrown in to really simplify the process even more, but that would be quite a bit of extra work and this is all hypothetical anyways
Better off sticking to the easy to use calamares installer. A script still wouldn’t change anything (up to and including the arch script) in the eyes of Arch proper. To them it still is not ARCH proper, added repo, etc.
In the end EndeavourOS was never intended to be an Arch clone. It is easy to install, new user friendly, and a place to get well informed welcoming help when needed.