[Mageia-dev] Mirror layout, round two

Thomas Backlund tmb at iki.fi
Tue Nov 30 14:42:57 CET 2010

Balcaen John skrev 30.11.2010 12:50:
> Le mardi 30 novembre 2010 07:37:42, Thomas Backlund a écrit :
>> So, after reading all different opinions here and discussing with
>> founders, here is the idea:
>> We start of with  3 medias: core, nonfree, tainted and 3 debug medias:
>> debug_core, debug_nonfree, debug_tainted. In order to avoid confusion,
>> we wont use the name "restricted" as it was used in MDV commercial
>> products.
> [...]
>> We wont blindly import every package from cooker, instead  we'll
>> start off the import with basesystem (as in bootable system with
>> shell access), compiler and rpm tools (and of course their buildtime
>> depencies). When all of that is imported and rebuilt, we have a working
>> buildsystem / base to build from.
> Are you (not specifically you thomas :p)  going to check again the basesystem
> dependencies/requirements, if i remember correctly the basesystem in mandriva is
> not anymore a « real » basesystem ?

technically it's basesystem-minimal that should be just that: minimal.
but it will be reviewed as everythng else.

>> Then we to go on with and start importing X, the different
>> DE's and every other package needed to build a full distro.
> Should not each package imported directly by the maintener here (for the DE),
> so he's going to import (hopefully ?) only the real requirements so we'll be
> able to drop « more » unused packages maybe?
> [...]
>> Can we reach an agreement that this is the way to start the distro?
> Sure (even if i'm not followed for the 2 points before :p )


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