[arch-general] Better NILFS2 Support

Dieter Plaetinck dieter at plaetinck.be
Mon Aug 2 12:10:22 EDT 2010

On Mon, 2 Aug 2010 18:08:50 +0200
Heiko Baums <lists at baums-on-web.de> wrote:

> Am Mon, 02 Aug 2010 15:31:47 +0200
> schrieb Pierre Chapuis <catwell at archlinux.us>:
> > 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.
> I don't know Source Mage, but I think that a large base system (as I
> understand this posting, all in one big package) has only
> disadvantages. It's far less flexible, wastes much more disk space
> for unneeded tools, makes a lot more work for the users and
> maintainers, because the base package - as I understand the posting -
> needs to be updated more often (a big package needs to be updated
> every time one small tool is updated), which forces the users to
> regularly download and the maintainers to regularly rebuild and
> upload a bigger package instead of sometimes down- and uploading a
> few much smaller packages, etc.
> Not really a good idea.
> Heiko

I think they mean keeping regular packages like usual, but just making
more packages part of the base group.
And like I said earlier, I don't see the point either.


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