[arch-dev-public] Proposal: minimal base system

Gaetan Bisson bisson at archlinux.org
Tue Jan 22 02:25:24 UTC 2019

[2019-01-21 18:58:54 -0500] Eli Schwartz via arch-dev-public:
> On 1/21/19 6:53 PM, Giancarlo Razzolini via arch-dev-public wrote:
> > I agree with this package list. It's missing mkinitcpio though.
> No it is not, mkinitcpio is definitively not needed.
> It's only required in order to execute the pacman hooks for a linux
> kernel package (or do so manually). And core/linux is not required to
> use archlinux, although it is required to boot it on bare metal.
> The most recent version of my PKGBUILD draft for this "base-system"
> PKGBUILD (which I shared with Levente during the planning stages of this
> proposal) can be found here: https://paste.xinu.at/KZmYqQwIO/

That sounds good to me but I think the name of this new virtual group
needs to really emphasize its difference to the current (and future)
base group more clearly. Perhaps something like `minimal-system` or
anything else somebody clever than me can think of, so long as it does
not include the words `base` or `core` to avoid confusion.

Apart from this important bikeshedding issue, I'm all in favor of this.


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