I believe you can use pacman to install each application at a time; the setup assistant basically gives you a more convenient way to install everything you might need in bulk using a pretty GUI, but the same thing can be done very easily manually using pacman.
I actually used this method as my bulk install timed out because my internet speed was too slow (argh!).
Thanks, that was very helpful! I'm new to Arch based distros, but an evening of googling got me close to your suggestions. I did discover that the Add/Remove Software app is Pamac, and that did give a nice gui for the process. I also used pacman for an item or two. However, I didn't know how to make a list. Super helpful.
The biggest issue was: where do I find a list of everything in the Setup Assistant? So... I found the repo on Gitlab, dug through the files, and found the lists Setup Assistant draws from to give the options! Voilà!! Even better, that list had the exact name of the package, as many have multiple versions. I wish I had the info on a package list. Next time! Thanks for the links and info. Very worth reading.
P.S. I prefer doing these things in the terminal, honestly, as I always like to know what's going on "behind the scenes". Pacman it is from now on. Thanks again!
No worries, I'm glad you found it helpful! I actually didn't know Garuda provides the package names for the packages found in their setup assistant (I had to manually hunted each package name and install them myself >.<). Good on you for digging that up, I learned something new today!
I should also note that you can install multiple packages using pacman without making a list by doing pacman -S [package_1] [package_2] ..., source. Very useful for installing a handful of packages without going through the hassle of listing them in a txt file.
I'm glad you're showing interest in learning how Garuda and Arch based distros work, as I am loving them so far. I hope we can continue to learn many new things moving forward. Cheers!
I believe the standard on this forum is to paste the output of inxi -Faz directly unto your post, with 3 '~' at the beginning and end of the output.
[inxi -Faz output here]
I believe you do not need to do this now since your issue seems to be resolved, but do keep this in mind the next time you post a question on these forums since it greatly helps others read information about your system and thus help you diagnose your issue more easily. Thank you!
I'm glad you found workaround(s) for the initial issue (Setup Assistant not actually installing), but I think it would be nice to solve the problem at its root (not necessarily, of course, just if still interested in that assistant ).
In the past, sometimes this was also due to pamac-aur not installed, but I see pamac works for you, and things changed recently, so my only suggestion would be to make sure that the system is fully update and try again with the setup assistant (although most likely everything needed will be installed now )
I'm more than happy to help resolve the issue. I prefer installing more directly using pacman, or a little indirectly using pamac. But you script should work, it just doesn't. I updated, restarted 3 times, to no avail. Nothing made a difference.
I still have some things to install. I don't care for LibreOffice, so I'm trying to decide what to use. I mostly use google apps, but I'm trying to move away (FAR away) from google and FAANG as they feel too intrusive.