[arch-general] Curious about arch repository policy

morganamilo morganamilo at gmail.com
Tue Mar 27 19:39:30 UTC 2018

On 27/03/18 20:34, Leonid Isaev via arch-general wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 08:27:16PM +0530, Sudarshan Kakoty via arch-general wrote:
>> Hello...
>> I was reading "Arch Wiki" and felt curious about that difference
>> between extra and community repo.
>> Some packages, such as "meson" is in the "extra" repo, whereas "ninja"
>> is in "community" repo. The interesting fact is that -  is an implicit
>> dependency to "meson". So why that is (ninja) in the community repo?
> A more important question is why meson and ninja are not in [core] and base
> group given that they are build-dependencies of systemd?
> Cheers,
> L.
Probably because they're only make depends like you said. So in a user's 
system make depends are not needed to install packages nor do they 
provide any use.

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