[arch-general] Adding a "posix" metapackage

Ralph Corderoy ralph at inputplus.co.uk
Sat Jan 4 12:41:26 UTC 2020

Hi Seblu,

> Our scripts are not written POSIX compatible (i.e they rely on more
> tools than the standard). Do you still know people writing POSIX
> compatible scripts nowadays (students excluded)?

Yes, lots of projects that target Unix systems, not just Linux, stick to
POSIX for their build scripts, particularly tests.  GNU groff and nmh
are two I regularly see up close.

> I'm not able to tell you something in Arch that rely on POSIX.2 (Shell
> and Utilities).  What make you think people care about this standard?

Arch users may be producing code for non-Arch, non-Linux, systems.

Cheers, Ralph.

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