[2019-03-18 08:39:45 +0100] Bartłomiej Piotrowski via arch-dev-public:
I asked Bruno to start another round as previous thread is way too long for people who missed the party to catch up.
So some of us have taken the time to discuss this issue just a month ago but because it's too much to read for you we must start all over again?
Currently maintainers either put actual dependencies into depends=(), including glibc if something dynamically links to libc.so or assume that base is group expected to be present on every installation, which I wholeheartedly disagree with
I'm fine with both but, again, I note that we've been using the second option for as far back as I can remember, even before you became a TU. Some people were pushing for sodeps at some point but it did not go far. If it's not too much to read, have a look at this old thread that discussed your exact issue:
We currently have a base group that you're not happy with. Levente and Bruno suggest to update its package list and/or maybe make it a meta- package. From your perspective that would be no better and no worse than the current situation, right? So I don't see why you are against this change but if you are please tell us what concretely you propose we do?