[arch-dev-public] packages in base - Was: xz-utils and libarchive-2.7.0-2

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Sun May 31 09:45:10 EDT 2009

On Sun, May 31, 2009 at 7:42 AM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Pierre Schmitz wrote:
>> Am Sonntag 31 Mai 2009 14:14:48 schrieb Pierre Schmitz:
>>> If everything is OK we can move both to core and remove lzma-utils from
>>> extra.
>> tpowa just asked me but I am not sure about it: Should cz-utils be part of
>> the base group? It'll be installed anyway because libarchive depends on it.
>> O the other hand we might want to have a base group which does not depend on
>> anything which is not a group member.
> I have been thinking about this since seeing this bug:
> http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/12890
> My opinion is that only packages that we directly want in the base group
> should be in it.  Packages that are only needed as deps, should not be in
> base.  That would make package selection in the installer easier too.

Damn, I just replied in the original thread, but I voted the other
way. After reading the bug though, I'm not so sure. I guess as long as
we don't have [core] depends on [extra] packages I'm satisfied.


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