Linux News – Cinnarch Got a New Name: Antergos

Cinnarch has been renamed to Antegros. The developers have released their latest version, by the name of Antegros 2013.05.12.

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As you know, Cinnarch, now Antegros is an Arch Linux based operating system, running with Cinnamon, GNOME 3, Razor-qt and XFCE.

From the official announcement:

“After a month since our last release under the name ‘Cinnarch’, we’re glad to announce the new name of our project and our first release being out of beta. We’re stable enough to make this step.

“We’ve chosen ‘Antergos’, a galician word to link the past with the present,”

They have also explained why they did not choose KDE:

You may wonder why Razor-qt and not KDE. Well, this one was just like an experiment with QT desktops, actually, selecting Razor-qt will install also KDE because we still have to figure it out some QT packages to use. The most difficult choice is with the network manager UI. This is because KDE’s networkmanager needs kdebase-workspace, so for this first release, Razor-qt is working with KWin instead of Openbox (the recommended choice) and KDM is the Desktop Manager

How to switch from Cinnarch to Antergos:

Install antergos-mirrorlist and antergos-keyring:

$ sudo pacman -U
$ sudo pacman -U

Remove some Cinnarch packages:

$ sudo pacman -Rnsc cinnarch-mirrorlist hotot-data-git hotot-gtk3-git cinnarch-wallpapers cinnarch-keyring

Open the /etc/pacman.conf file, with sudo in a text editor, remove the old Cinnarch repositories and paste the new Antergos repo:

SigLevel = PackageRequired
Include = /etc/pacman.d/antergos-mirrorlist

Update the local repositories:

$ sudo pacman -Syu

Install some new packages:

$ sudo pacman -Sy hotot-gtk3 antergos-wallpapers

Open /etc/systemd/system/ in a text editor and change the ExecStart line to look like this one:

ExecStart=/usr/bin/pacman-key --populate archlinux antergos

To finalize the transition, open /etc/os-release and change its content to:


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