[arch-general] coping with damaging updates

Brendan Long korin43 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 28 14:39:35 EDT 2011

On 2011-10-27 11:14 PM, Mick wrote:
> My primary desire for updates is for:
> 1.) security fixes
> 2.) bug fixes
> I don't need to update for new features unless its a feature I need,
> in which case I am happy to chase it myself and expect problems.
> The fact that these particular issues keep on occurring, not only to
> me, and there seems to be no consistency in the solution suggest to me
> that something needs to be done, maybe just clearer docs.
> I did make a mistake when I chose Arch. I asked friends on yahoo chat
> for suggestions for a replacement my then distro when it focused on
> eye-candy to the detriment of function and several suggested Arch. It
> was only when the problems I raised here struck the first time that I
> found Arch made no pretensions to being fit for production. By that
> time I had come to like most of what Arch is.

You should try a different distro, like Debian maybe. Being a
rolling-release distro is one of Arch's main selling points, and seems
to be completely the opposite of what you want.

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