Talk:Migration from Arch ARM

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1 re: 1.2 Replace Arch packages with Parabola ones

the entire section looks like it could be much cleaner

it starts editing the pacman.conf, then cleaning the cache, then modifying the pacman.conf again

then syncing the DB and installing the parabola pacman, then (you guessed it) modifying the pacman.conf again

then syncing the DB (again), then installing another parabola package 'your-freedom'

the previous section already had the user installing the fresh mirrorlist directly from the repo web server; so copying the mirrorlist.pacnew is totally redundant here (and consequently, the second repo sync)

ive never tried it, maybe this redundant bouncing procedure is strictly necessary; but it seem not very likely that this is the most sensible procedure - this procedure could probably be condensed significantly --bill-auger (talk) 04:21, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

2 installing parabola kernel?

I have cubieboard1 with arch. I want to know something: before installing boot-loader (uboot-extlinux) it is necessary to install `linux-libre` package. Arch comes with `linux-armv7` [|] kernel.--Xan (talk) 14:10, 18 October 2019 (UTC)

  • the purpose of this guide is to migrate from archarm to parabola - 'linux-libre' is the libre replacement for 'linux-armv7' - if you do not install 'linux-libre', then 'linux-armv7' will be orphaned and you would need to maintain it yourself - also, the 'your-freedom' package will remove it, possibly leaving you with no kernel - the choice is up to you; but without the 'your-freedom' package, the migration to parabola is incomplete --bill-auger (talk) 01:30, 19 October 2019 (UTC)
So, we need to change wiki page for show that.--Xan (talk) 20:13, 19 October 2019 (UTC)
it already has: "Finally, replace Arch kernel linux-armv7 with Parabola one: # pacman -S linux" - keeping the archarm kernel is not to be recommended --bill-auger (talk) 02:50, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
Because I dit it--Xan (talk) 17:43, 21 October 2019 (UTC)