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

Juan R. de Silva juan.r.d.silva at gmail.com
Wed Jan 19 17:48:07 EST 2011

On Wed, 19 Jan 2011 20:46:21 +1000, Allan McRae wrote:

> On 19/01/11 20:35, Denis A. Altoé Falqueto wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 4:23 AM, Juan R. de Silva
>> <juan.r.d.silva at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>>> 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.  :-(
>> According to my understanding of pacman's manpage, the option --ignore
>> should be enough to filter out what you don't want. For example
>> # pacman -S gnome --ignore abc,def,hgi,.....
>> I believe I've used it like that for a similar situation.
> Except that is a bit broken with the current pacman...  and when I say a
> bit broken, I mean it does not work at all.

Correct. I've tried it hopelessly too.

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