[aur-general] [arch-general] Please settle 'base' in 'depends' for all

Thomas Dziedzic gostrc at gmail.com
Wed Jan 19 15:05:29 EST 2011

On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 1:15 PM, Kaiting Chen <kaitocracy at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 10:19 AM, Ray Rashif <schiv at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> I don't see a need to 'settle' this one. You may not list glibc
>> because it simply makes no sense to not have it at the time of
>> installation. It can be as far deep down as F, but ultimately it is
>> the packagers' (and community's) responsibility to incorporate
>> dependency changes. As a community, changes like this are hard to
>> miss. C getting out of B's dependency chain does not happen a lot.
>> When it does, someone can report it. So we (should) stick to the
>> simple(r) way - the current way.
> Um the current way is that everyone disagrees about what to do and then just
> does whatever they feel like doing. --Kaiting.
> --
> Kiwis and Limes: http://kaitocracy.blogspot.com/

In my opinion, we need to create another group called 'base-core'
which will be guaranteed to be installed like base-devel is guaranteed
to be installed when making a package. I think this should be the way
to go because a lot of packages in base aren't really needed in a
minimal system.

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