Pacman config file to sudo or to Pace?

When I made my first steps in the Arch realm, I sometimes literally had palpitations when entering a command. I read the command a thousand times before I summoned all my courage to hit the enter key.

Reading this, you must think that I was creating an automatic script to make life easier. I wish I could tell you that to present myself as this daring Wizz-kid but it was just opening a config file with nano.

This anxiety was merely caused by the big red warnings I’ve read about Arch. ‘IT BREAKS!!’ and ‘DON’T TINKER THE SYSTEM, IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE DOING!!!’ or ‘USING AUR PACKAGES ARE DANGEROUS, DON’T DO IT!!!!!’

And here I was on one of my first attempts to explore that mysterious black square screen, that for, by then for me, unknown and bizarre reason ignores my mouse. I’m embarrassed to admit it but I even got a cheap HDD ready to step in, in case this dangerous distro would implode my SSD.

Okay, that last bit was exaggerated, I bought that HDD so I could install it in the place where the DVD-burner was, but you get the gist.

All joking aside, learning how the terminal works and exploring the system through the terminal is more than useful to build up your confidence using the system and to better understand that EndeavourOS or any Arch-based system isn’t going to melt down your computer. But after you’ve gained your confidence and knowledge, wouldn’t it be nice if some of the boring hoops you have to go through be a little easier?

Well, this app is one of those, it’s called Pace and it is nothing more than a graphical interface for the pacman configuration file, so you can enable, disable or remove the repo’s that’s installed on your system.

I have to warn you though before installing this, you really have to know what you are doing in switching repos. If you’re really new to an Arch-based system, I advise you to try this one when you’re more comfortable with the system.

To install it you can use Git:

$ git clone https://gitlab.com/softwareperonista/pace.git

$ cd pace

$ makepkg -si

For more info visit their GitLAb page

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