[arch-dev-public] base group
aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Wed Jul 11 15:43:40 EDT 2007
On 7/11/07, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
And what Roman already said in the initial email:
"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)."
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