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

Bartłomiej Piotrowski bpiotrowski at archlinux.org
Tue Jan 22 13:44:25 UTC 2019

On 22/01/2019 00.23, Allan McRae via arch-dev-public wrote:
> On 22/1/19 8:03 am, Levente Polyak via arch-dev-public wrote:
>> Everything that won’t be part of base-system needs to be added as a
>> dependency to all requiring packages; alternatively don't omit any first
>> level runtime dependencies at all.
>> This package should only depend on strictly required explicit packages
>> to get a working minimal Arch Linux system.
>> The proposed end result is:
>> - base: convenient helper group for quickly getting a working system
>>   when installing, must include the new base-system package
>> - base-system: package defining the minimum dependencies for a working
>>   base runtime
> I think the proposal is OK.  I'm not comfortable with our line about
> base group packages being required given how many of them I don't have
> installed.
> However...  I don't like idea of the base group and base-system package
> existing together.  You definition of what base-system should be is much
> the same as what the base group was defined to be.  What package
> justifies itself in the base group, but would not be in base-system?  It
> seems we would have two very similar things where one would do.
> Allan

Maybe it's my reading comprehension failing me but I also don't really
understand the point of base-system, or rather why the base group can't
be simply stripped down to Levente's list.


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