This is my first post in Arch Linux forum...
Which means that i am sub-newbie in Arch Matters...
I have some questions... :
I have been watching arch Forums, as well as Arch Wiki,
and AFAIK, Arch is very much alike slackware, with two small differences :
1.)Arch starts with a tiny system that is expanded, while Slackware starts with a complete system;
i.e. Arch is more ( although not restricted to.. ) server oriented, while Slackware is more desktop oriented.
2.)Arch has a package dependency handler called pacman.
My questions are :
Why is pacman more sane than yum, or apt-get...?
How do i know it will not create some sort of dependency hell ? some mega-entanglement in libs/apps...?
The equivalent for Slackbuilds in "Archese" parlance is AUR... a build system from source... can pacman be mutually compatible with AUR...?
How do I know that something built and installed with AUR will not break the "ties" created by pacman...?
Dependency handling in AUR build system is handled manually, like in Slackware, right...?
Can I create packages in Arch, the same way I do it in Slackware...?
i.e. what is the equivalent for src2pkg, and makepkg in Arch...?
What is the ABS...?
I think there is nothing alike in Slackware, is it...?
Is Chakra to Arch, the same as Ubuntu is for Debian... ?
i.e. a Bloated, and crippled Arch ?...