[arch-dev-public] Repository cleanup [current] and [base] --> [core], this weekend!
t.powa at gmx.de
Wed Sep 12 10:31:26 EDT 2007
it's quite a long time ago we had a dev meeting, but i think there were quite
some agreement what [core] should be and we should start doing this soon.
Our next ISOs shouldn't have the big current anymore only ftp and [core].
we should add a non-free repository with stuff that is not freely
distributable, like acroread, sun java, firmware files, flash etc.
this cleanup would affect [extra] and [current]
that way we could finally have cds of [extra] too without getting into
As Romashka said, these are the types we need to look at:
1) those that are not possible to distribute due to prohibition of original
package modification, but it does not work without modifications to
installation procedure - like vmware
2) those that are not allowed to be redistributed by EULA - like commercial
edition of virtualbox
3) those that are not allowed to be sold on a CD, but can be distributed over
4) those that are just not Free Software - it's nice to have them splitted if
someone wants to have FOSS-only mirror/CD/etc
1+2 should be probably moved out of the official repositories, if not already
3+4 should be ok
should be like [base] + some extra stuff
the question is: what is extra stuff?
imho, it should be everything that is needed for networking
free kernel network modules
free wlan stuff
all supported main filesystems
suggestion list of packages to add:
everything else from [current] should be moved to [extra].
your opinions, lets get something done this weekend.
Archlinux Developer & Package Maintainer (tpowa)
tpowa at archlinux.org
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