Arch being deprecated by DO

  • Posted April 14, 2014

I noted whilst going to create a new droplet, a message regarding arch being deprecated. I use this build directly because it is lightweight and modular, giving a small “attack surface” out-of-the box.

Does this mean that DO are going to just leave the old build available for ever, or completely remove it from deployment soon?

Also, what would Arch users recommend moving to? I found DO specifically because it offered Arch in the first place. Any other cloud providers that offer Arch Linux at a competitive price?


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I needed to run Arch Linux on DO too, so I wrote a script that automatically converts a fresh Debian 7.0 x64 installation into a fully-updated Arch installation.

Feedback appreciated!

Please continue supporting Arch Linux.

Hi, I just signed up after being referred by the TechSnap youtube show. I would have liked to start an Arch Linux droplet but didn’t want to be inconvenienced by a dropped product. Please consider maintaining support for Arch Linux.

should have kept arch. would rather set my own system up at home with a dmz zone than not have it

I was also really bummed to find out that Digital Ocean decided to drop support for Arch.

It’s been difficult to find another VPS provider that offers kvm virtualization, SSD storage, on demand snapshots along with a well designed web admin interface at a similar pay-as-you-go price point.

Here are some other providers which support Arch that I’ve dug up fileMedia intoVPS tilaa Catalyst

+1 for Arch

Keep Arch! <br>You will lose me if you drop Arch.

Hi <br> <br>Another +1 for keep Archlinux <br>

+1 - I will leave DO if there is no Arch.

Do not deprecate Arch Linux…