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

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Fri Feb 26 08:03:31 EST 2010

On 26/02/10 22:31, Thomas Bächler wrote:
> Am 26.02.2010 10:28, schrieb Allan McRae:
>> HI,
>> I mentioned this several months ago and got no response so I will post
>> again.  If there are no objections in 48 hours, the rebuilds will start
>> hitting [testing].
>> FS#12890 suggests cleaning some of the packages from the base group.
>> The goals are to remove old packages that are really no longer needed
>> (e.g. cpio) and packages that are only needed as dependencies for other
>> packages and would not be installed otherwise (e.g. libfetch).  That
>> will clean up the package selection list for the base group in the
>> installer.
>> Here is the list of what I will do:
>> http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/User:Allan/Base_Cleanup
>> It splits the packages in the base group into those staying in base;
>> those removed from base but staying in [core]; those removed from
>> [core].  Packages marked with (???) mean I am not sure what category to
>> put them in.  If there are no comments, I will be playing it safe with
>> these.
> We don't need rp-pppoe in base (IMO not even in core, but others disagree).

I'll flag it for removal from base but leave in [core] for the moment. 
I am on the side that thinks it is probably best to keep this on the 
installer. :P

> We should also remove wpa_supplicant from base. My plans were to create
> a new "base-networking" and "base-wireless" group. The base-wireless
> group would (among others) cover wpa_supplicant.

I will leave wpa_supplicant in base until such a group is created.


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