Quoting Ralf Madorf (2011-12-23 11:35:49)
I first just asked for a solution similar to Debian dummy packages and get tons  of insults.
No, you didn't. You only mentioned that you used dummy packages on debian. You asked and talked about a lot of other things. Please consider writing fewer but more thought-through mails.
Then I explained why I (and I know a lot of other people) will install e.g. GNOME. I'll do it again. We might wish to use this DE or simply GDM as login manager. I don't blame Arch Linux packages, I just blame answers like "don't use gnome".
I was silent since days, stopped putting in my 2 cents all the time and now I asked for help and get those answers?! That's strange and creepy.
This list isn't usually offensive, this thread has a low SNR, which might be what annoys people.
Anyway, if somebody should know a solution how to use GNOME without PA, any hints are welcome.
Maybe there are dummy packages in AUR, maybe you need to create them. I personally try to avoid DEs and their dependencies. libpulse is installed on my system as well, there was no way around it, but libpulse on its own doesn't run, doesn't hurt, so I can live with that.