My Frugalware dissappointment...
First time I tried Frugalware I installed from only one CD. The installation ended up feeling incomplete. I couldn't even find xorg.conf (which usually resides in /etc/X11 and now wasn't there). I was advised to just use pacman to get whatever I am missing. By getting GNOME, for example, all dependancies needed for it would be resolved as well.
But I chose to download the second CD instead and do it all over, from scratch. This time I've got a fully working system, but have encountered a few issues which are pretty much turning me off from Frugalware. It could be my fault though, which is one reason why I'm posting about it here..
For one, I noticed beep-media-player and some other programs wouldn't launch (from default KDE). I tried to launch it from terminal, but I only got a weird
bus error (that's all it said). I suspected that my partition may be full (as I've tried to test playing some videos in gmplayer and have gotten some messages about not enough space) so I checked and root partition was indeed full. I though this may be the cause of the problem so I went and removed some programs, including OpenOffice.org, just to free some space.
But even after that, some programs wouldn't launch, at least not on GNOME and KDE. In Xfce beep-media-player actually launched.
Now, this is not all. In Frugalware package manager GUI program, whenever I click on one of the group items on the right to see what packages are in it, I have to wait for *minutes* just to see it while it is scratching around "creating list of packages". Even when I start the program I have to wait a bit for it to create a list of groups. If I'll have to wait this long for browsing through these groups then I might not use Frugalware package management GUI at all, and it is actually one of the good things about Frugalware.. The problem with package manager program continued even after I freed some space.
To top it all, the sound doesn't work as well and GNOME seemed a bit crashy.
Now, my first impressions with Frugalware apparently weren't so good and at this point I'd rather stay on my months old Arch installation than switch to Frugalware and start from that kind of scratch. I'm seriously starting to consider Ubuntu again.. riding the waves of user friendly GNU/Linux..
So if anyone else tried Frugalware, am I an isolated case or someone else had similar experiences?