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

Bartłomiej Piotrowski bpiotrowski at archlinux.org
Mon Mar 18 06:27:22 UTC 2019

On 18/03/2019 00.35, Gaetan Bisson via arch-dev-public wrote:
> [2019-03-18 00:25:09 +0100] Alad Wenter via arch-dev-public:
>> Assuming we implement this group or meta-package as something of policy, i.e. every repository package is assumed to depend on it. This would then make base similar to base-devel, except for depends() instead of makedepends(). 
>> With base-devel, we've always encouraged people to remove the makedepends already in that group. Would we do the same for "base", i.e. remove dependencies that, beforehand, were explicit?
> We've been doing this for as long as I can remember.
> Only 156 packages have glibc in their depends array.
> Cheers.

We is very generic term. I'm not doing it. If your package links to
libc.so, put it into deps.


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