[arch-general] Curious about arch repository policy
leonid.isaev at jila.colorado.edu
Tue Mar 27 20:13:31 UTC 2018
On Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 08:39:30PM +0100, morganamilo via arch-general wrote:
> 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.
But I thought [core] was supposed to be self-contained, or it only used to be?
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