[arch-general] Add wpa_supplicant to the Group 'Base'

Jeremy O'Brien neutral at fastmail.com
Tue Apr 28 14:35:37 UTC 2015

On Tue, Apr 28, 2015, at 07:13, Rashif Ray Rahman wrote:
> On 28 April 2015 at 05:21, H8H <h8h at dev-nu11.de> wrote:
> > Don't get me wrong, but it is annoying to configure the whole wirless
> > stuff and netctl just said, STOP! There is ONE missing dependency:
> You are given the freedom to choose what to install when you pacstrap
> your system. You assumed the pacstrap would mirror the live
> environment, and never bothered to check what "base" actually
> includes, or whether your system has been configured as intended.
> --
> GPG/PGP ID: C0711BF1

I'll reserve my opinions on including wpa_supplicant in base, but I feel
that it at least deserves a mention in the Arch Installation Guide. It's
strange to me that the installer has better networking support than the
base system. I've installed Arch on 5 different laptops, and I've
forgotten about wpa_supplicant on every one of them. Maybe something
like "Other packages or groups can be installed by appending their names
to the above command (space seperated), possibly including the boot
loader or wireless networking packages" under "Install the base
packages". Thoughts?

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