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surreal wrote

NICE! not on Arch though :(

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noordinaryspider wrote

I believe that all you actually have to do is download the .deb as a file, extract it, and do whatever you Arch smartpeople do to make drivers work and other things that smartpeople do on Arch to use information in a .deb or .rpm to reconstruct the relevant info from the source code (.tgz) that smartpeople would rather have downloaded in the first place.

I used to use Slack in the early '00s and enjoyed an Arch derivative for a few months this year, so I obviously don't have a clue what I'm talking about. ;)

Take care and enjoy Arch. No way have I given up on it, I just have personal problems right now. I'll be interested in Gnu/Linux again someday.

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surreal wrote

ahm are you on Debian? i'm confused. isnt debian Gnu/Linux?

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noordinaryspider wrote

Yea, it'll do. I've got other things making me bawl in the middle of the night right now than not being able to run Arch. It's not like I have to use winshit or crapple or anything.

Sorry 'bout that; never mind; pacman -syu on.

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surreal wrote

source yey! i've actually turned my desktop to Arch very recently. i've been using Debian since i deleted Windows almost 10 years ago, and i'm actually on Manjaro atm which is arch based but very easy to install for lazy ppl like me (driver detection and all apps included).

What OS do you use? Linux distros have gotten a lot better. maybe try it out again?

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selver wrote (edited )

Pretty sure it's in the AUR.

"yaourt anarchism". Or whatever package manager you use.

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surreal wrote

yea but not on official repo like Debian

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noordinaryspider wrote

That is pretty amazing. It probably wouldn't be there this fast if I was still running (my mouth without noticing that everybody ignored me and thought I was batshit crazy when i talked about how much I liked) Trisquel.

Yay new(ish) old software?

Oh well. Whatever. It's normal crazy anyway at least for a hobbyist who doesn't like hobbies.