[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
>> reads:
>> "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
>> group."
>> 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 
now.  :-( 

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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