[arch-dev-public] Repository cleanup [current] and [base] --> [core], this weekend!

Paul Mattal paul at mattal.com
Wed Sep 12 11:31:58 EDT 2007

Tobias Powalowski wrote:
> Hi
> 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].
> [non-free] repository
> 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 
> trouble.

As I recall (because I originally supported this and then conceded that 
the other was a better plan), we decided NOT to separate the repos based 
on license/free/non-free but rather to have some way in pacman to say 
"only install items with such and such licenses"-- so not to organize 
our packages by license but rather to let the license features built 
into pacman to allow us to choose software with the licenses we want.

Aside from that, rest of the stuff sounds good based on what people 
said. I personally still like having a [current] with "one of each" that 
is small and portable, but I think I'm outvoted.

- P

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