I'm a Manjaro user since 2017, because i like too much to always have the lastest packages as soon as possible. All these years using Manjaro i really enjoyed.
But the lastest months a big problem appears: Internet connection.
In my house i lost internet connection. What I'm doing to keep Manjaro updated?
Simply going to another location that have internet and use a older netbook (with manjaro) and using "pacman -Su --print-format %n" in the offline PC and pacredir service between computers to keep updated my home PC. Sounds crazy, no?
This last weeks the general internet in my country have very slowly connection (100 kbps, when generally is 1 Mbps) and is problematic because Manjaro have weekly updates that require 500MB - 1GB, currently happened with KDE Plasma things.
Keep a rolling distro updated is challenging for me now, and the partial upgrades are a dangerous thing when i just want to install a single package. My general use of my home computer is to use Graphic desing apps like Krita, Inkscape and other apps like Blender but with binary executables. Now I'm using their respective Appimages/Binaries to avoid install specific distro packages. This is cool for this type of situations.
Before Manjaro I used Ubuntu, I'm thinking to go back. There have similar methods to do offline updates: apt-offline, cdrom upgrades (upgrade from a ISO file). But I'm not secure that change relieve my problem. Takes montly update cycles but I want to no constantly updating the system every week and obligatorily do full upgrades to install one singular package later for avoid library problems, breaking system, etc.
Anybody have suggestions? I'm Undecided for now.
Thanks for reading.