[arch-general] Why bind-tools was merged into bind package?

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Mon Jul 20 07:48:59 UTC 2020

On Mon, 20 Jul 2020 09:15:47 +0200, Óscar García Amor wrote:
>The problem is. Where is the limit? The whole distribution in one
>package? The argument is the same, if you don't need it simply don't
>use it.

No it is not the same!

Not splitting software provided by a single upstream source into
several packages, is not the same as merging different upstream sources
into one package.

Take a look at the source array of bind. It's one source address, it
does not merge software from different sources to a single package,
it's just not splitting software provided by one source into several

Btw. you could use /etc/pacman.conf's NoExtract array to not install
unwanted files.

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