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    Phoronix: Arch Linux's Pacman 5.2 Released - Drops Support For Delta Packages, Adds Zstd Support

    The Pacman 5.2 package manager for Arch Linux systems is now available with a variety of changes over earlier releases...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...n-5.2-Released

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    Imo bad news. For example Delta RPM still is used in Fedora and works like charms

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    • #3
      It's not a matter if it works or not, it was never fully supported on Arch and as the article says, it had a security hole. It did work though

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      • #4
        Not landed in the repos yet...

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        • #5
          Zstd support seems to be a nice feature... I wonder if there are difference notable in update process!

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          • #6
            Great to see the development momentum with Arch Linux.

            Arch Linux is the best Linux!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by armetuz View Post
              Great to see the development momentum with Arch Linux.

              Arch Linux is the best Linux!
              Best really depends on use-case.
              While Arch might best at some thing, it surely isn't the best at all things!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by nomadewolf View Post

                Best really depends on use-case.
                While Arch might best at some thing, it surely isn't the best at all things!
                Agree. I love Arch for my desktop. But I wouldn't put it on my server. My desktop has been borked probably 3-4 times over the last 5 years from incorrect Arch updates. I can deal with it on a desktop, as I can roll back packages calmly. I can't deal with it on my servers. That's never happened to me on CentOS.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by SyXbiT View Post

                  Agree. I love Arch for my desktop. But I wouldn't put it on my server. My desktop has been borked probably 3-4 times over the last 5 years from incorrect Arch updates. I can deal with it on a desktop, as I can roll back packages calmly. I can't deal with it on my servers. That's never happened to me on CentOS.
                  To me,

                  Best distro for developers - Fedora
                  Best distro for tinkerers - Arch
                  Best distro for servers - CentOS/RHEL
                  Best distro for iot, random things etc - Debian
                  Best distro for desktop - I don't think there really is one.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by smirky View Post
                    It's not a matter if it works or not, it was never fully supported on Arch and as the article says, it had a security hole. It did work though
                    Why not fix the security hole (if it has chance) instead of dropping the feature then? That's like if I were to demolish my house if it was dirty.

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