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    Re: Anything Like Arch but With Less Reliance on AUR?

    Quote Originally Posted by ManamiVixen View Post
    Try Fedora! It's like Arch, but without the AUR.
    The recommended repository for Fedora is: RPMFusion

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    Re: Anything Like Arch but With Less Reliance on AUR?

    Quote Originally Posted by pissedoffdude View Post
    There are other AUR helpers out there if youart isn't suiting your needs. By the way, you can update your system, including AUR pacakges and official repository packages with a simple "yaourt -Syua"
    +1, I prefer packer myself.

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    Re: Anything Like Arch but With Less Reliance on AUR?

    Nope only problem I have with the AUR and Yaourt is the fear that the person maintaing the packages will get bored or that there will be a typo or something when updating that will waste some of my time to fix. Like yesterday I updated an app. The maintainer had left off a dependency and typed a directory wrong. I reported it and it was fixed in around 15 minutes but still was time that I could have been doing something else. And the only propietary app I'm using atm is dropbox. Everything else is open source. As of right now these are all the AUR packages I have installed
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    local/aften 0.0.8-1
    local/android-sdk r21.1-1
    local/android-sdk-platform-tools r16.0.2-1
    local/android-udev 1.7-1
    local/autsmuxer-git 20130327-1
    local/dropbox 2.0.2-1
    local/go-mtpfs-git 20130326-1
    local/gpodder3 3.5.0-1
    local/menulibre 13.03.16-2
    local/package-query 1.1-2
    local/python2-mygpoclient 1.7-3
    local/spdifconvert 0.4-1
    local/tsmuxer 1.10.6-13
    local/ttf-mac-fonts 1-5
    local/ttf-vista-fonts 1-6
    local/xfce-theme-albatross 1.3.1-1 (xfce-themes-shimmer-collection)
    local/xfce4-places-plugin 1.5.0-1
    local/xfce4-volumed 0.1.13-7
    local/yaourt 1.2.2-1
    Whoever came up with the phrase "There is no such thing as a stupid question" obviously never had the internet.

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    Re: Anything Like Arch but With Less Reliance on AUR?

    I'm still not seeing why AUR is a problem? It's either that or a PPA or compile from source. There is no way everything is going to make to any distribution's official repository, so there are always going to be compromises when adding in user supplied packages. AURs definitely break from time to time, but so do PPAs

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    Re: Anything Like Arch but With Less Reliance on AUR?

    Quote Originally Posted by kevdog View Post
    I'm still not seeing why AUR is a problem? It's either that or a PPA or compile from source. There is no way everything is going to make to any distribution's official repository, so there are always going to be compromises when adding in user supplied packages. AURs definitely break from time to time, but so do PPAs
    True. I'm even editing my yaourtrc right now to try and miniimize the amount of button pressing. Anyone know of a way to skip the editing check and only prompt me to edit files if something goes wrong the first time?
    Whoever came up with the phrase "There is no such thing as a stupid question" obviously never had the internet.

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    Re: Anything Like Arch but With Less Reliance on AUR?

    You mean like the --noedit option?

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    Re: Anything Like Arch but With Less Reliance on AUR?

    I always like to review PKGBUILDs before using them, but the --noconfirm option works well enough to automate it.

    @kevdog: what is --noedit? I don't see in the the yaourt manpage.
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    Re: Anything Like Arch but With Less Reliance on AUR?

    Sorry I didn't post some incorrect information. I use a combination of yaourt and packer (which is a yaourt helper application). When you asked the question, I did a man search on both yaourt and packer but must have got the two windows confused when I typed the last post. If you were to do a man packer however, you would find the following:

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    OPTIONS
           --ignore <'package'>
               Ignore packages. Separate package names with a comma.
    
           --noconfirm
               Perform commands without confirmation from the user.
    
           --noedit
               Perform commands without asking if the user wants to edit any
               installation files.
    I seem to use packer a lot for day to day operations like updating packages from the AUR and core repositories. yaourt is definitely more full featured and I use this when having to manually reinstall the AUR developmental files (having to repull the bzr, or git packages) or removing AUR packages (since interestingly packer can only install files but not remove them).

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    Re: Anything Like Arch but With Less Reliance on AUR?

    If recommending fedora, why not try fuduntu which is forked from fedora with the classic GNOME 2 ?? It is good. I liked it and is planning on using it in my desktop.... In fuduntu you have the Dropbox, Google chromium, Libre Office, Cairo Dock, Jockey everything pre-installed!!

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    Re: Anything Like Arch but With Less Reliance on AUR?

    Quote Originally Posted by kevdog View Post
    You mean like the --noedit option?
    I thought no edit would just skip editing altogether and if a build failed it would just loop

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