[arch-dev-public] Cleaning up base (FS#12890)
allan at archlinux.org
Fri Sep 25 02:39:36 EDT 2009
FS#12890 (http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/12890) suggests we clean up
some crud from the base group.
I started a wiki page back in July to look at doing this
should not be too outdated. The basic premise in my clean up was
1) remove "useless"/unneeded packages
2) remove packages that are in the base group only because they are
dependencies of packages in the base group.
An example for #2: no-one really wants to install libfetch apart from
for use by pacman. Thus libfetch does not need to be part of the base
That might be slightly controversial... but I think it makes sense.
When I install, I look through the package lists and select the packages
I need. I do not directly need libfetch but I do select pacman. Thus
pacman is directly part of my base install but libfetch is only indirectly.
I need opinions here. Does this make sense to people? Have my
selections been too strict or not strict enough?
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