Pacman Installation Tip

February 18, 2010 at 12:50 am (pacman, terminal, tips)

Something I learned the other day installing KDE using pacman. When installing multiple packages, you can do a step by step install by saying ‘no’ to the initial :: Install whole content?. It will then walk you through the individual packages and ask whether you want to install it or not. I found this incredibly useful for installing KDE as I only wanted some of the packages.

I originally did a kdebase-workspace install, but wanted/needed a chunk of the KDE packages. So running:

$ sudo pacman -S kde

Then by hitting ‘n’ when asked to install all of the content, walked me through each package.

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