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

Eric Bélanger snowmaniscool at gmail.com
Fri Feb 26 13:12:46 EST 2010

On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 4:28 AM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> 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.
> Any comments before I start?
> Allan

cracklib is a dependency of pam so we might want to keep it in core.
We can just remove it from the base group.

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