[aur-general] Should "base" packages be listed as dependencies?

Tinu Weber takeya at bluewin.ch
Wed Mar 22 21:06:41 UTC 2017

On Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 21:51:50 +0100, Lex Black wrote:
> Base and base-devel are a requirement for using the AUR and those
> packages shouldn't be added to the depends.
> See the prerequisites on the AUR wiki page.

The policy is only about base-devel; for base, there does not appear to
be a clear policy.

I personally always put those packages in the dependency list, because I
consider the choice of packages in base to be extremely arbitrary. But
some TUs and devs apparently do not do that, which is probably why there
is this "troubleshooting" part in [2], where they recommend installing
*all* of base.

[1] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Arch_User_Repository#Foo_in_the_AUR_does_not_compile_when_I_run_makepkg.3B_what_should_I_do.3F
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