Why is the Archlinux image missing from the control panel?

August 25, 2014 8.2k views

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

Thanks for your quick answer!

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

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

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.

  • Then it would be more logical to still have Archlinux, without maintenance support. Just give the choice to people, explain the reason, clearly make it their responsibility at all.

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

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