south china sea
- Jan 24, 2010
Yes but the packages sometimes require dependencies and yay takes care of that. Also, many of the packages I've used in debian/ubuntu distros are flaky compared to the arch versions. The only bad thing about arch compared to ubuntu/pop is the installation process. In pop its extremely easy. But after the install is where arch is best. IMO, WAL. The PoP package installer is not very good. It can be very slow and there are usually issues when adding ppa's etc. I'm not a command line junkie as I don't really like typing but its easy enough to keep a text file with a bunch of commands on it and just copy/paste what you need in to the terminal and hit enter. I now prefer using the command line for installing/removing programs as it works best. Especially for removing software, it never hangs or fails like the GUI software installers do.
I've installed arch once via the command line, slow as fuck and I don't see any reason to do an install via text. It should have a GUI.
Having said that there are scripts that make installing arch much faster/easier and I personally use archfi.
Yeah or the apt version is out of date, I only use it for a few packages
I use the hackish way of using Homebrew on linux, brew is a user run package manager for macos as there isn't any official one from Apple, packages are updated almost instantly as they point to the developer's Github/Gitlab source, the best thing is that if you use macos/linux you can mirror your setup on both instead of working on two different environments, it may not be the best recommended but it works for 99% of the packages
brew install mpv