ArchLabs Linux

Groups of Packages Installation

Hello, muh friends :wink:

In Fedora one can install groups of packages with the sudo dnf groupinstall packagegroupname, example: sudo dnf groupinstall games to install lots of games. Or searching for a group of packages, sudo dnf grouplist and a list is listed.
Is there something similar in Archlabs?
And may I install pamac in Archlabs? I prefer to install packages via cli, but sometimes is useful to seek packages thru a gui-package-manager like pamac. It was using pamac that I found cool-retro-term and many other applications.

Pacman has package groups, this is reliant on the packager adding it, aside from that it works like you’d expect.

% pacman -S xfce4
[sudo] password for nate:
:: There are 15 members in group xfce4:
:: Repository extra
   1) exo  2) garcon  3) thunar  4) thunar-volman  5) tumbler  6) xfce4-appfinder  7) xfce4-panel  8) xfce4-power-manager  9) xfce4-session  10) xfce4-settings  11) xfce4-terminal
   12) xfconf  13) xfdesktop  14) xfwm4  15) xfwm4-themes

Enter a selection (default=all):
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...

Packages (26) libwnck3-3.32.0-2  libxfce4ui-4.14.1-2  libxfce4util-4.14.0-1  libxklavier-5.4-2  libxpresent-1.0.0-1  libxres-1.2.0-1  perl-uri-1.76-2  polkit-gnome-0.105-4
              startup-notification-0.12-6  vte-common-0.58.2-1  vte3-0.58.2-1  exo-0.12.8-1  garcon-0.6.4-1  thunar-1.8.9-2  thunar-volman-0.9.5-2  tumbler-0.2.7-1  xfce4-appfinder-4.14.0-1
              xfce4-panel-4.14.1-1  xfce4-power-manager-1.6.5-2  xfce4-session-4.14.0-2  xfce4-settings-4.14.1-1  xfce4-terminal-0.8.8-2  xfconf-4.14.1-1  xfdesktop-4.14.1-2  xfwm4-4.14.0-1
              xfwm4-themes-4.10.0-3

Total Download Size:    7.71 MiB
Total Installed Size:  44.07 MiB

:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n]

To see what groups are available for the repos you currently use

pacman -Sg

See pacman(1) for more info.


Of course you can install pamac, there’s an aur package out there for it.

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Thank you very much, @natemaia.

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