so....i slacked off updating my arch linux box, and now it's in dependency hell when i try and do a system update. awesome. I'm too lazy to care. Moving to arch from slackware was suppose to save me from doing full version updates.
@slacka I didn't know it. I was impressed that I read somewhere: ``Arch: there is no need to update the distribution, just install the updates and your operating system and software will be updated.''🤔
@yrabbit yeah. Their package manager has a system update option, but it throws errors if it tries to update things that other things depend on. Hence, dependency hell.
@slacka And what is the plan? Delete everything and install Ubuntu? 🤣
@yrabbit fuck no, maybe reinstall and try and stay on top of system updates whenever installing something. or daily. Or back to slackware.
@yrabbit I'm super on the fence right now about how committed i want to get into computers again. trying to build motivation.
@slacka Temporarily change occupation? Work two months as a night bartender?🙂
@yrabbit maybe a good idea. haha.
@yrabbit I'm not sure if it's cause i haven't updated in so long or because i've maybe installed some applications that the offical arch repository doesn't know enough about.
@yrabbit and no, it doesn't automatically update, though I would suppose it would be easy to schedule the package manager to run the system update command daily or whatever, but ....i don't and that's not turned on by default.
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