[aur-general] add base-devel / multilib-devel group as makedepend to AUR packages ?

David Phillips david at sighup.nz
Sat Sep 16 23:52:53 UTC 2017

On Sat, Sep 16, 2017 at 02:19:09PM +0200, LoneVVolf wrote:
> Hi,
> I do have the impression that the number of aur comments about pacakges not
> building unless foo is installed has gone up.
> Very often foo turns out to be part of base-devel or multilib-devel.
> Answering that is easy, by linking to main AUR wiki page that clearly states
> base-devel is assumed to be installed when building aur packages.
> That part appears to be overlooked often though and results in unnecessary
> clutter in aur comments.
> Perhaps we could put base-devel group in makedepends of aur pacakages ?
> Lib32-* / multilib packages could list both multilib-devel and base-devel.
> Lone_Wolf

I can see where you're coming from.

I have to be stubborn. Arch assumes some sort of sensible working brain
of its users. Users building software that haven't installed things for
building software… it makes me concerned for the community.


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