[arch-general] Installing base unattended without specific packages

Tinu Weber takeya at bluewin.ch
Thu May 16 08:40:26 UTC 2019

On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 08:08:19 +0200, Ralf Mardorf via arch-general wrote:
> On Tue, 14 May 2019 23:08:35 +0200, Sefa Eyeoglu via arch-general wrote:
> >The packages linux and linux-firmware still get installed. I would
> >prefer if there would be a way to install base, but without all of the
> >irrelevant stuff for containers.
> Hi,
> first run
> pactree -r linux-firmware
> pactree -r linux
> to ensure that without doubts nothing depends on those packages.
> It unlikely does. If the packages are definitively unneeded, build empty
> dummy packages and e.g. use the year as "epoch".

If nothing depends on linux or linux-firmware, what is the point of
installing dummy packages? Dummy packages are IMHO just a very broken
and hacky way to work around unnecessary dependencies. This doesn't
appear to be the case here.

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