[arch-general] how to perform selected gnome installation with pacman?
Juan R. de Silva
juan.r.d.silva at gmail.com
Wed Jan 19 01:23:19 EST 2011
On Tue, 18 Jan 2011 20:48:04 -0700, jwbirdsong wrote:
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> On 01/18/2011 08:06 PM, Juan R. de Silva wrote:
>> I'd like to install GNOME for my freshly installed base system
>> following instructions provided on this page
>> 'https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/ GNOME#Base'. As you can see it
>> "Install the base GNOME desktop"
>> # pacman -S gnome
>> And then: "This is a meta-package; which is a group of packages. An
>> option will be given to install all or some of the packages in this
>> When I run the command above, the list of all files in group is
>> displayed and the only option given to me is to answer Y/N to install
>> the entire list of packages, that I would like to avoid.
>> I've read through man pacman carefully a couple of times and I've not
>> found any option allowing to filter out undesirable file/s while
>> installing a group. Tried to search arch wiki without any success.
>> Could anybody provide me with a hint here, please?
> Best option RIGHT NOW is to pacman -Sg gnome and then manually pacman -
> -Suy pkgfoo pkgbar pkgyetanother of the ones you want from the list.
Boy, what's an opportunity to exercise my typing. I'm working in tty
Is there any way to use cut-and-paste to compile the list and then to
copy it into a command line?
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