Is there somewhere a commented list of all packages which are installed after the installation CD has done its work?
I've searched quite a bit and havn't found anything.
Just out of curiosity - I've installed Arch to learn things about Linux, and to know why which programs are included in the base system would help me, I think.
Thanks in advance!
Hmmm, not exactly what I was looking for.
I wanted a commented list of the packages on a pristine, newly installed Arch. Mine isn't.
Theres a list on the .iso, but it's also uncommented.
Commented meaning: What does it do? Why is this package on the iso and not any other?
If you want the description, too then use this:
pacman -Qq | LC_ALL=C xargs pacman -Qi | grep "\(Description\|Name\)"
Edit: This is the list with the packages which will be installed. If another package is installed it is a dependency and is required to run a base-application properly.
The group contains the kernel, basic linux tools , a shell, a simple editor (+ vi as quasi-standard), and tools to set up a network connection.
Last edited by progandy (2013-03-27 13:09:45)
The packages on the iso are unrelated to the packages on the installed system. The packages on the system are whatever you installed using pacstrap (usually the base and base-devel groups). You can list these using
pacman -Sgq base base-devel
Merge that with progandy's script to get the description too.
pacman -Sgq base base-devel | LC_ALL=C xargs pacman -Si | grep "\(Description\|Name\)"
Last edited by WorMzy (2013-03-27 13:12:57)
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