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Why is the Archlinux image missing from the control panel?

  • Posted August 25, 2014

Hi,

Why is the Arch image missing from the ‘droplet creation page’? It was there before. I couldn’t find anything about in in the blog or on the support, and if the decided to stop the support for Arch (witch I hope they didn’t), why did they do that ?

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They have stopped offering it for new droplets but I am not sure they ever posted an official reason. I recently used this to spin up a Debian instance and convert it to Arch. It worked flawlessly:

https://github.com/gh2o/digitalocean-debian-to-arch


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Try out this script! It converts a Debian 7.0 installation into a fully-updated Arch installation. Feedback appreciated!

https://github.com/gh2o/digitalocean-debian-to-arch

Also Arch Linux is Bleeding edge, which is never a good idea for a server.

ok, that’s a shame, but I understand. Let’s switch over to CentOS then.

Thanks for your quick answer!

i using this but one day some service working very well some day down i think converting not stable solution.

DigitalOcean no longer provides an Arch Linux image. This decision was made for a number of reasons, but primarily it was due to lack of uptake by users compared to the maintenance burden of supporting a rolling release distro. Unfortunately, Arch Linux never accounted for more than ~1% of the droplets that were spun up. While I can’t give you exact numbers, it’s safe to say that it accounted for more than 1% of support tickets.