Does manjaro-iso-downloader really bring advantages?

I wanted to install manjaro-iso-downloader today (KDE Plasma 5.27.11), but when I saw all the stuff that is installed as a dependency, I lost interest. What good does it do me, apart from an additional verification of the ISO, which I can also do manually?

sudo pacman -S manjaro-iso-downloader                                                      ✔
[sudo] Passwort für sandor:
Abhängigkeiten werden aufgelöst …
Nach in Konflikt stehenden Paketen wird gesucht …

Pakete (12) aria2-1.37.0-1  c-ares-1.27.0-1  enchant-2.6.5-1  gspell-1.12.2-2
gtksourceview3-1:3.24.11+r28+g73e57b57-1  libmanette-0.2.7-1  libwpe-1.14.2-1
webkit2gtk-4.1-2.42.5-2  woff2-1.0.2-4  wpebackend-fdo-1.14.2-1  yad-13.0-2

Gesamtgröße des Downloads:              29,84 MiB
Gesamtgröße der installierten Pakete:  114,82 MiB

:: Installation fortsetzen? [J/n]

I don’t know

 omano  ~ $  sudo pacman -Syu manjaro-iso-downloader
:: Synchronizing package databases...
 mesa-nonfree is up to date
 core is up to date
 extra is up to date
 multilib is up to date
:: Starting full system upgrade...
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...

Packages (1) manjaro-iso-downloader-0.3.4-1

Total Download Size:   0.01 MiB
Total Installed Size:  0.06 MiB

:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] 

Maybe use pacman properly, update your system.

sudo pacman -Syu

I’ve installed the minimal ISO, maybe that’s a reason?

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A lot of those depends you are grabbing are pretty basic packages that would often otherwise be already present.

woff is fonts.
aria2 is download management
gspell is gtk spelling checker
webkit2gtk is gtk web content engine and often required by things like gamehub or telegram
yad is a dialogue kit, a modernized zenity.


Nothing really.

As mentioned above it will use aria for the download so that may be more efficient than whatever other method you use.

It also provides all this functionality in a GUI so it is less scary to less experienced users.

But no, there arent many (or any) real technical benefits to using it over a regular download/check if you are comfortable doing that yourself.


thx @cscs !

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