What does it mean by "terminal-centric" distro?

Thanks! So let me see if I get this right:

By using yay I’ll be using pacman, the official package manager of EndeavourOS. Therefore, I will theoretically have no issues with breaking dependencies in the future using this method.

Correct?

You use pacman for the Arch repositories. You use yay to build from the AUR.

Pacman will not build an AUR package. Yay will install both by checking the arch repos first in the same manner, and then checking the AUR.

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Yes, that is correct. Life will be easier if you use yay for both the repos and the AUR.

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Thanks @fbodymechanic and @dalto!

But by always only using yay to install software am I still at risk of breaking dependencies in the future or not?

I mean, you can break dependencies with pacman too if you really want to.

Everything you install with yay is actually installed by pacman.

I think most of us are going to be too conservative to make a statement like “there is no risk” :wink:

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Quoting this again for you.

Don’t worry too much

just yay
:wink:

Thank you for the clarification!

And it’s not about worrying too much, I just want to try to understand how this operating system works. Linux has so many options that ends up being confusing for a new user like me.

I’m still testing on a virtual machine.

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Read up at the Arch Wiki, pretty much everything is detailed.

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wow, that was a lot of chat for just 3 letters - yay :thinking:

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Was thinking the exact same, or even float around a few forums, its how i learnt everything i know, also youtube

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YAY !

:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye::+1:
centric not focussed or terminal only

centric

As also mostly all EndeavourOS apps are based on terminal or commands you can use in terminal.

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I want :clown_face:-centric distro!!11

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Windows??? lol

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The point is made and I use the terminal as much as I have learned so far.
So where does this discussion go from here other than posting amusing memes or marking one as a SOLUTION?

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Nowhere, was answered a while back

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Wait guys, I’m not done yet.

I still have lots of questions about package managers.

From what I gather, in the Linux world it’s the package manager that makes a distro or breaks it.

Like I am still very confused about the difference between pacman and pamac, why EndeavourOS does not come with a GUI version for the package manager, etc etc.

This is me departuring from Debian-based to Arch-based distributions.

It doesn’t ship by default but you can install GUI package managers like pamac, bauh, octopi.
Community member @moson has also developed a tui tool called pacseek which is my personal favorite.

Its your system, you can install whatever you wish. :enos: is a starting point to get Arch up and running in an easy manner along with a small set of apps which makes life very easy to manage an Arch system.

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Answer top of page !! it pinned when you login ( latest )

EDit Endeavouros give you help hand on basics ( working install ) you do rest ! how you want :+1:

your system ur rules :wink:

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Maybe it will be better to mark this as a SOLUTION and start a new topic on package managers, if you still have questions after reading the pinned post by the :enos: founder Does EndeavourOS allow GUI package installers?

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