Today I installed EOS Xfce on a spare laptop. Installation went very smooth. System restart was flawless.
First thing to do after a fresh install is system-update. That didn’t work because there was a conflict between the packages jack2 and pipewire-jack. I eventually solved it by finding this solution.
But I still couldn’t update because of a “corrupt package”. I was also able to solve this by following these instructions.
I finally came to the point that I wanted Pamac to easily add/remove software, as I’m used to on Manjaro. There may be multiple ways to install Pamac, but I followed the steps outlined here, which require Yaourt and result in the installation of Pamac-aur.
While I do understand that EOS is sort of a minimal Arch-based OS, I also believe that EOS would benefit from making the OS a bit more accessible to those having their first experience with a Arch-based OS. The Welcome screen is helpful, but the absense of Pamac isn’t. Pamac is not just about adding/removing software, but also to have a quick overview of available packages. For example, after installing Pamac, I used it to install the Vivaldi browser.
This is pretty much a feedback post in the hope it will be of some help to the EOS community.