[arch-general] `base` group replaced by mandatory `base` package - manual intervention required

David C. Rankin drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Tue Oct 8 18:20:50 UTC 2019

On 10/06/2019 11:22 PM, Giancarlo Razzolini via arch-general wrote:
> Yes, this was discussed over the years in several threads. The most recent
> being [0].
> Lacking a kernel is mainly for container based environments. And some superfluous
> packages were also removed from the group, like an editor.
> The necessary changes to the installation guide were already made [1].

All of this seems like a lot of unnecessary shuffling to what has been a
reliable base install for the past decade. Why on earth no simply create a
'base-container' group to provide the install for those desiring an install to
support containers and leave the traditional base group alone. The lack
cryptsetup, device-mapper, dhcpcd, mdadm, netctl, s-nail, vi and which in base
seems to leave a 'base' install very unusable.

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.

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