[arch-general] how to perform selected gnome installation with pacman?

Patrick Burroughs celticmadman at gmail.com
Wed Jan 19 11:57:40 EST 2011

On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 20:06, Juan R. de Silva
<juan.r.d.silva at gmail.com> 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?

While I can't confirm this, my Arch box currently being dead, I
believe you can just hit 'N' and it will walk you through the list one
package at a time.


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