[arch-general] Better NILFS2 Support

Pierre Chapuis catwell at archlinux.us
Mon Aug 2 09:31:47 EDT 2010

On Sun, 1 Aug 2010 16:58:00 +0200, Dieter Plaetinck <dieter at plaetinck.be>
> On Sun, 1 Aug 2010 16:46:33 +0200
> Heiko Baums <lists at baums-on-web.de> wrote:
>> I don't think that nilfs-utils should be moved to the base group. I
>> agree with moving it to [core] but not to base, because base is
>> assumed to be installed on every computer and packages in the base
>> group are usually not listed in the depends array of a PKGBUILD.
>> On the contrary I think there could be some other file system tools
>> like jfsutils, lvm2 and xfsprogs be removed from the base group (not
>> from [core]).
> I think this explanation makes sense.  I just found this back:
> http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/User:Allan/Base_Cleanup
> So indeed, it seems like the goal is to remove all non-essential things
> (reiserfs, xfs, ..) from base.

Just for information, the opposite point of view recently came up on the
suckless mailing-list: http://lists.suckless.org/dev/1007/5256.html

I prefer Arch's approach but it is probably true that a large base system
reduces the workload of package maintainers.

Pierre 'catwell' Chapuis

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