[arch-dev-public] base group

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Wed Jul 11 15:28:22 EDT 2007

On 7/11/07, Andreas Radke <a.radke at arcor.de> wrote:
> Am Wed, 11 Jul 2007 19:11:37 +0300
> schrieb "Roman Kyrylych" <roman.kyrylych at gmail.com>:
> > Hi!
> >
> > IIRC this was mentioned some time ago, but I don't remember why it was
> > not implemented.
> > Why don't we have the "base" package group?
> > IMO it would be nice if user would be able to do pacman -S base to get
> > all base packages installed (e.g. in chroot or when installing from
> > another distro).
> >
> the installer recommends to install every pkg of "base". but it's still
> useful to no install everything if you know what you are doing
> (deselecting not used filesystem tools, only one editor, no pcmcia and
> more). a metapkg isn't needed as i cannot see any point where a user
> later would install it again.
> Andy

By far the easiest way to make a chroot would be to have one command, however:
pacman --root <path> --dbpath <path> -S base

That is where I see the advantage.


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