Should i switch to EndeavourOS?

As always … test in a VM first and make up your own mind.

There will be a little more work initially as EndeavourOS only installs a vanilla DE, but once you get it setup exactly as you wish it should be at least as stable as your previous distro.

As with all systems … make sure you have a proven backup and restore strategy and are comforable chrooting into your system if required. That said I have yet to need either on any Arch based system I’ve run, excluding disk failure.

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A properly implemented update checker won’t alter your package lists (it will use checkupdates or similar), so even if you’re alerted that there are updates you can ignore that.

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Alright, thank you everyone. I ran Endeavour on a usb stick and i managed to get pamac running (got too used to it). I think i might switch to it. Thank you a lot for the help and the wholesome welcome!

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I personally would not recommend that on any OS. I’d keep the update search as is and before doing any updates research them. If one of your concerns is updates breaking various programs I haven’t run into that yet in EOS. My suggestion is install timeshift and timeshift-autosnap and grub-btrfs(if you are using a btrfs file system). For the later you will have to update grub to get the timeshift option to show on your grub menu.

aaaand i hit a roadblock. Installing pacman-aur-git flooded the terminal with 404 errors. uhhhh what?

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Why do you want Pacman from the aur. It is already there , managing your packages

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He meant to say this:

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Yes. That one. There is this gtk thing that flooded the terminal with 404 errors when i try to install pamac using yay -S pamac-aur-git

Check and/or change your mirrors via the welcome app. Then make sure the repositories are up to date.

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yay doesn’t require the argument ‘S’ . you can just go yay xxxx . :slight_smile:

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update system first e.g.

sudo pacman -Syy
sudo pacman -Syu

and try again (you have installed offline?)

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Welcome @TurkeyJohn
I also have pamac-aur-git on my systems and don’t have any issue installing it. Make sure your mirrors are updated.

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Dear TurkeyJohn,

Welcome to this forum. My wife and I have seven (7) active computers. Six of them run EndeavourOS and they have done so since August 2019.

The last one, a media computer in our home theater, runs Manjaro; it was set up in April 2019 (before EndeavourOS was introduced).

I have most of them (the exception being my wife’s main computer) set to look exactly alike, with almost all having the same programs installed. And they all work equally well.

I have been saying repeatedly that, one of these days, I will switch the media computer over to EndeavourOS (just to keep things simple) but, as it functions perfectly (and has done so for over a year and a half now), I am in no rush to do so.

NONE of these computers has ever “crashed” and we update our main EndeavourOS computers every day, once a day, in the morning.

The others (“travel” computers, “spare” computers) are updated less frequently (maybe two or three times a week) and the media computer in the home theater (Manjaro) is updated only once every two weeks or so.

We have a lot of programs installed onto these computers (as I said, they all have the same programs for the most part) and, as I also said, we have had absolutely NO problems whatsoever with any of them.

Manjaro is a fine operating system and, if EndeavourOS didn’t exist, I think we’d be using Manjaro on all of our computers.

But EndeavourOS DOES exist and both my wife and I like it better. One of the reasons (only one of the reasons) we prefer EndeavourOS is the fact that the programs, and, especially, the kernel, are the latest and best. (We also have an LTS kernel installed “just in case” but we’ve NEVER had to use it!) I also like the fact that, unlike Manjaro, the latest kernel versions are installed automatically in EndeavourOS (with Manjaro it is often necessary to manually install the latest available kernel). Note too that no “beta” or 'rc" kernels are installed in EndeavourOS.

Those are our opinions of course. And I must repeat that Manjaro is a very fine operating system, one of the best out there. But I think that, if you give EndeavourOS a fair chance, you will appreciate it even more than Manjaro and will like it as much as we do.

I wish you all the best.

Lawrence

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I appreciate your opinion, however how can i use a distro that blames their userbase for the dev team’s mistake? I enjoy Manjaro, don’t get me wrong, but i can stay on a distro that points fingers then wipes history like it wasn’t there in the first place. Also sorry mods, in case i broke a rule or anything
Also thanks for the help everyone. Updating the database solved the issue. I’m still a noob omg

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I’ve been installing pamac-all so I have the flatpak and snap support as well.

Dear TurkeyJohn,

I think that by now, even with limited experience on this forum, you will have found that the people using EndeavourOS and this forum are much more accommodating to ALL members than the participants of many (most?) other forums.

I don’t blame you for being upset about what I gather to be the response(s) you have received on another forum about another operating system.

I think that you will NOT find that to be the case here. I myself am no “computer genius” and I have asked quite a few questions, questions that many people here would have regarded as “elementary” ones. Yet ALL of the people who have responded to me have been friendly and, above all, HELPFUL, no matter how “basic” my question(s).

I can understand your trepidation in trying a new operating system in the midst of your school year.

But I truly believe that, if you switch over fully to EndeavourOS, you will NOT regret the decision. I can only repeat that, using EndeavourOS almost exclusively since August 2019, we have NOT had ANY untoward problems whatsoever.

Lawrence

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Thank you. This is kinda off-topic, i was considering windows 10 AME (build yourself version). What’s your opinion about it? I wanted to give that a try too for school purposes but i can do stuff with libreoffice. Sorry, again, offtopic

Welcome to the community :beers:

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Welcome @TurkeyJohn, you will find other ex-Manjaroans here… A great distro and community. From my personal experience, I found EndeavourOS much more stable than my ex-Manjaro Testing Repo. But it’s only my experience.

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Here’s a typical update, as they come in 5 - 6 times or more each and every day. As you can see I have a very lazy setup, no terminal and no pswd needed …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt9Iia3cIJs

My experience so far is that EOS updates are much more secure than Manjo’s. The worst thing that can happen is that the update finishes with an error message … that won’t endanger your machine, tho. You can just work on like you did before the update. Mostly the problem will be fixed by upstream in a matter of hours/days. Just keep on trying, and at some time the update will work fine.

If in doubt just ask in the friendly forum or, what I do: Copypaste the error message into your search engine and see what pops up.

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