[arch-ports] Upgrade path to new build

Alexi Funkner alexifunkner at gmail.com
Thu Mar 30 19:28:49 UTC 2017

On 03/30/2017 02:00 PM, arch-ports-request at archlinux.org 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.


What about inline? And why is bottom-posting better than top-posting?

I supplied the link, because it documented well how to migrate to
another arch like distribution, without booting a live medium, and going
through installation once again. It intended to be a guideline, rather
than a clear instruction what steps to follow. Line 10 of my reply
should have made it clear.

> Congratulations, you're screwed
Are we on 4chan here or something?

> some of you hardware may now be broken!
You don't believe this yourself, do you?

What's the third problem?

Kind regards


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