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

Juan R. de Silva juan.r.d.silva at gmail.com
Thu Jan 20 00:17:23 EST 2011

On Wed, 19 Jan 2011 09:57:40 -0700, Patrick Burroughs wrote:

> 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.
> ~celti

It did not do it for me.

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