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

Guus Snijders gsnijders at gmail.com
Wed Oct 9 11:58:35 UTC 2019

Op wo 9 okt. 2019 12:15 schreef mar77i via arch-general <
arch-general at archlinux.org>:

> On Wednesday, October 9, 2019 12:03 PM, Mike Cloaked via arch-general <
> arch-general at archlinux.org> wrote:
> >
> > Possibly intel-ucode would be very useful for many installs as well?
> >
> Except for people who need amd-ucode...
> For a long time I was under the impression we relied on derivative distros
> to dumb down things like system maintenance and installation for "regular"
> users. The proposed "base-extra" group might be a marginally useful idea,
> but the effort seems like a shot in the dark. What problem are we solving,
> really?

AFAIK, the ease of "install this group" will be replaced with "please
copy/paste this $reallylongline to get a usable base system when you're not
deploying an (fully automated) container system.

Arch is probably heading in a similar direction as Debian; a (relatively)
low installed Base,  with derivative distros  using the same packages.

Just my € 0,02

Mvg, Guus Snijders

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