I’m trying to learn more about Arch, so I’ve installed it in the arch way, and noticed that there’s still a lot to learn, like not skipping network configuration and chroot to complete this step.
I’ve installed the group
plasma that it’s pretty bloated and next time I’ll try
Any other suggestion to get an Arch linux + plasma “vanilla” installation like the one on EOS would be really appreciated as well as any other advices to get a secure system.
Thanks in advance.
After you have installed the base system, you could download EnOS’ package list for KDE, cp/mv it to the root of the installed system and run the following in chroot:
# pacman -S - < plasma.pkg.list
Replace plasma.pkg.list with the name you give to the downloaded package list.
You can also use the symbol ^ (i.e.
^discover) during installation to exclude packages from a group.
Cool, I’ll try it instead of
plasma-desktop and I guess I should not install
Too much to read and learn, I’ve only installed microcode and firewalld.
Thanks for your great advices.
Thanks, it’s a very useful tip.
Just noticed that this one is enos’ specific package that you would want to remove from that list.
Otherwise you would need to add EnOS’ repo to /etc/pacman.conf and its mirrorlist to /etc/pacman.d.
You could also always add these postinstall and install any packages you want from EnOS’ repo.
I didn’t do this yet, instead I’ve chrooted to remove
kde-applications, replace them with
plasma-desktop and kde-utilities, the result is much better.
It kept my previous configuration… really cool!
I’ll take a look at EOS’ KDE package and compare it to kde-utilities to see if there any app what I want or need in order to keep this installation free of bloat.
BTW, I use arch! No, wait! what I really want to say is that this test is only to learn a little bit more about Arch and its derivatives, but I’m not planning to leave EOS.
sudo pacman -S kde-utilities ^yakuake, but it gave an error message about package not found, but
sudo pacman -S kde-utilities --ignore yakuake worked fine. Did I do something wrong?
Interesting…not that I’m aware of. Perhaps someone more knowledgeable can chime in?