[arch-ports] Upgrade path to new build

beest gnubeest at zoho.com
Thu Mar 30 04:36:20 UTC 2017

On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 11:14:25PM +0200, Alexi Funkner wrote:
> Hi,
> in case you want to upgrade your i686 system to a x86 one, there are
> usually migration instruction on arch compatible websites. For example
> this one is how to move from arch gnu/linux x86 to a completely free
> distribution called parabola.
> https://wiki.parabola.nu/Migration_from_the_GNU/Linux_distribution_of_Arch
> moving to other architectures (for example i686 to x86, since ARM would
> not make any sense) is completely analogous.
> I really hope that I got your question right, and was able to help.
> Best
> Alex

So there are three problems here. The first is top-posting, please
avoid it in the future.

The second is the thinly-veiled distro sniping. Honestly, I would have let it go were it anything but Parabola.

Because what you're then doing is the third problem, encouraging them to go to a migration
page which reads thusly:

Step 1: Change your mirrors
Step 2: Replace your repos and packages
Step 3: Update your bootloader
Step 4: Congratulations, you're screwed because we didn't mention until
the post-installation blurb that you now have a free system without
non-free firmware and drivers and some of your hardware may now be
broken! Step 4 is to go out and buy a new wifi dongle and/or video card.

Libre distros are fine. This seems pretty ill-advised.

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