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#1 2004-04-20 19:00:44

Kin
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pacman -S * except <package1>, <package2>,.

Hi,

well it is possible to install "meta" packages like kde, gnome,...

with pacman -S kde gnome

Is there a possibility to install everything, like pacman -S * and give it an option with a list of big "meta" packages that I don´t want to have ?

thanks

Kin

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#2 2004-04-20 19:06:10

dp
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Re: pacman -S * except <package1>, <package2>,.

hmm ... i dont think that

pacman -S * except ...

is a good idea, because some pkgs conflict with each other: you must then choose manually what of the 2 conflicting ones you want

e.g.:

tightvnc <-> vnc
x <-> xfree86
dvdrtools <-> cdrtools
...


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#3 2004-04-20 19:10:16

dp
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Re: pacman -S * except <package1>, <package2>,.

what can be interesting is this:

lists of pkgs for installations

reallyminimal
minimal
base
base+server
base+devel
fluxbox-workstation
kde-workstation
gnome-workstation
devel-workstation
everythingnotconflicingwitheachother


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#4 2004-04-20 19:31:24

Kin
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Re: pacman -S * except <package1>, <package2>,.

Are these packages already existing ?
Or are there only suggestions ?

Kin

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#5 2004-04-20 20:10:57

dp
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Re: pacman -S * except <package1>, <package2>,.

Kin wrote:

Are these packages already existing ?
Or are there only suggestions ?

Kin

only thinking ... nothing exists in this direction (yet)

its only the idea i had to think in your direction

--> rule one if you tell that an idea will not work: try to help constructing an idea that maybe will work :-)

groups are nice, but you cannot have groups having hundreds of pkgs in them, because you will loose overview --- but if you have external lists that pacman can read and then install all things from them, your problem is solved wanting to make an installation for a specific purpose (like "installing a very fast basic 100mb linux" "installing a server" "installing a game-station" "filling the hdd with a lot of pkgs" ...)


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#6 2004-04-20 20:56:59

Dusty
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Re: pacman -S * except <package1>, <package2>,.

dp wrote:

--> rule one if you tell that an idea will not work: try to help constructing an idea that maybe will work :-)

I thought rule one was "do not act incautiously around smiling wrinkly faced bald men".

Would in be possible to cat a list of all packages available into a file (using ???) and then pacman -S <packageFile, then manually answer all the conflicts questions that come up, then finally save the final list into a file so that next time you can do it again without talking about conflicts?

I'm curious to know why you want to install all packages. You can't possibly want to use all of them!?  I mean, multiple web or ftp servers, multiple libraries that do similar things, hardware-specific apps for hardware you don't use...?

Dusty

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