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Old 05-21-2012, 03:40 AM   #1
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and just tried to install arch and it was laughable. Got a list of unresolved dependencies that must have been a 1000 lines long. I started with redhat 5.0 was a loyal mandrake user for a while, had a gentoo installation for years, but from what i just saw in the install rountine, i guess i will never be an arch linux user. Bless you all for your patience, i guess i measure up short in that department
 
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:07 AM   #2
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Assuming your using a current ISO, it sounds to me like you may have selected a dead mirror during the install..

Based on the complete lack of information, I would suggest trying a different mirror.
 
Old 05-21-2012, 05:13 AM   #3
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and just tried to install arch and it was laughable. Got a list of unresolved dependencies that must have been a 1000 lines long. I started with redhat 5.0 was a loyal mandrake user for a while, had a gentoo installation for years, but from what i just saw in the install rountine, i guess i will never be an arch linux user. Bless you all for your patience, i guess i measure up short in that department
Is there a question in there?
If you do not want to install Arch, that's certainly OK. If you DO want to, then I can assure you that your experience was not typical.
 
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:38 AM   #4
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Preferred way is to install with a net-install iso, always fresh!
Arch Linux is about choices, actually, you're the tailor of your of your own distro not one will be the same.
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The design principles behind Arch are aimed at keeping it simple.
'Simple', in this context, shall mean 'without unnecessary additions, modifications, or complications'. In short; an elegant, minimalist approach.
This does not mean that Arch is a simple click and go Linux distribution like most popular releases. Distro specific gotchas?, yes you need to edit a lot of things by hand and no it's not a mouseclick away.

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Old 05-21-2012, 05:42 AM   #5
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A good install routine shouldnt even make a mismatch like that possible. I may try it again but probably wont, i have a distro that installs easily and avoids most of the distro specific gotchas. Thanks for the input tho.
 
  


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