[arch-dev-public] Install files in [core]

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Mon Mar 8 13:54:00 CET 2010

On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 4:12 AM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On 07/03/10 21:01, Allan McRae wrote:
>> Hi,
>> With adding install files to deal with info pages to packages in [core],
>> there are a number of packages with install files that will cause errors
>> if bash is not installed before them (pacman uses /bin/sh from the
>> system it is installing to).
>> How do we handle this? Add "sh" to dependencies? Not have post_install
>> for these packages (it is only info page installs...)? I did the later
>> for gcc-libs where it makes sense but other cases are not so clear cut.
> So any suggestions on how to fix?

dash as /bin/sh? It's only dep (right now) is glibc since we don't
have an alternate C library to link against, but it is way more
lightweight than bash (no readline dep, etc.) and will probably
eliminate some of the headaches we have with regards to deps.


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