[arch-dev-public] Cleaning up the base group

Roman Kyrylych roman.kyrylych at gmail.com
Fri Aug 29 14:58:29 EDT 2008

2008/8/29 Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org>:
> Now that our installer installs the whole base group by default, I'd wish it
> would stick to the essential part. I suggest cleaning this up a bit:
> Packages that IMO shouldn't be in base:
. . .

> We should also remove all packages from base that only are in there as a
> dependency of another package and for no other reason, as they will be
> pulled in when needed anyway.
> Packages that we should think about:
> - mdadm
> - pcmciautils
> - cryptsetup, lvm2 (plus their deps libgcrypt, libgpg-error, device-mapper)
> Those are base tools, but not everybody needs them. I'd like to keep them in
> base, but maybe someone else may disagree.

Can be removed from base IMHO (and obviously left in core).

> - nano
> Do we really need another editor in base?
I'd rather like to see vim removed from base, than nano.

> Let's leave it in core, remove it from base.

Roman Kyrylych (Роман Кирилич)

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