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

Kaiting Chen kaitocracy at gmail.com
Thu Jan 20 00:32:40 EST 2011

On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 10:06 PM, 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 <https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/%0AGNOME#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?

You can just go ahead and do this, `pacman -Sg gnome | awk '{ print $2 }' >
tempfile`, then edit that tempfile and delete the packages that you don't
want, then do `pacman -S $(cat tempfile)`. --Kaiting.

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