i mean, i understand that the entire point of
base is purely to provide the necessary utilities to install more packages and you're not supposed to actually be using it to do anything else, but you'd think being at least equivalent in utilities to a heavily gutted busybox compile.
@nytpu I'm glad it's not just me. I'm helping someone whom I recommended it to and I'm having 2nd thoughts. A lot of this is just silly.
@nytpu In fairness the docs do say you may need other packages, but no manpages? No dhcp client? GIve me a fucking break.
# pacman -Qi man-db Name : man-db Version : 2.9.4-1 Description : A utility for reading man pages Architecture : x86_64 URL : https://www.nongnu.org/man-db/ Licenses : GPL LGPL Groups : None Provides : man Depends On : bash gdbm zlib groff libpipeline less libseccomp Optional Deps : gzip [installed] Required By : None Optional For : None Conflicts With : man Replaces : man Installed Size : 2.26 MiB Packager : Andreas Radke <email@example.com> Build Date : Tue 09 Feb 2021 06:36:13 AM UTC Install Date : Tue 23 Feb 2021 05:44:16 AM UTC Install Reason : Explicitly installed Install Script : Yes Validated By : Signature
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