Artix community question 21 August 2020, 15:45:56 Hello,I have not yet installed artix on my system but it came very close today. Here is some experience and rant about the community response of the moderators of arch linux, and an important question at the end.I use arch linux since a few years and have been moderately enjoying it: i had some problems with xfce, and shutdown taking too long due to some stopwatch (i suspect some bullshit due to systemd), but other than that, my experience has been ok.Yesterday I performed a normal update (and I don't recall even updating the kernel, just seemingly harmless stuff).Today I power my PC, and instead of the normal auto-login, i get the lightdm screen, where the PC was waiting for a password. Odd. I type my password and see it rejected ... try again ... rejected. All right, switch to console, try to login my user then root: all rejected. Well today has started well !I try to boot into rescue mode, and there I can login. I try to modify the shadow file by regenerating the password. It does not work. I try something stupid apparently and change the hash to *, believing this would authorize any password, but instead it locks my root account.So, i need a live rescue iso, and I choose to DL artix with runit and xfce. I see some real fast boot and restore easily my shadow file (i made a backup before writing *, i am not completely mad :-) But restoring my shadow file would not solve anything. So I was on the fence with overwritting my arch with artix. But since this is my work tool and can't really afford to loose too much time, I decided to search the forums a bit more thoroughly (I did some preliminary search while trying to solve when changing the shadow file). And there I find this:https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=258334which is precisely my problem, and I see this response from a less than helpful moderator:QuoteThat's normal system maintenance, so no need for a bug report, but the package you should've pacman -Qkk'd was pambase. And this is the reason you need to read your pacman output as it will have mentioned the creation of this file.The OP tries to explain that breaking the system by default should not be considered a feature (those are my words), but apparently the mods don't care, because we didn't read every single output of pacman.I lost a couple of hours fixing this problem and this kind of response is infuriating. In my mind, I am done with Arch. When I have some time, I will change and for now my candidates are manjaro or artix, with a preference for artix.But, and here comes the question: do the people here think that those breaking changes are features rather than bugs, like the arch mods seem to think ? I mean, I kinda knew that going the arch way was accepting a special kind of elitist community. But this is too much for me... Should I expect the same here ?