First you need to download the dependencies. Login as su and run
pacman -S dbus-python gtk2 pygtk
If you have network-manager installed remove it since wicd clashes with it.
Then download the tarball from AUR, build a package for pacman and install it. Login as su and execute the following commands.
mkdir /tmp/wicd-build cd /tmp/wicd-build wget http://aur.archlinux.org/packages/wicd/wicd.tar.gz tar -xf wicd.tar.gz cd wicd makepkg pacman -U wicd*.pkg.tar.gz
Wicd needs the dbus daemon to work. Run
to start it. Now start the wicd daemon.
If you want both to start during bootup edit your /etc/rc.conf and add dbus and wicd to your list of daemons.
DAEMONS=(syslog-ng dbus wicd network netfs ...)
To have the GUI run