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FS#52831 - [pacman] pacman is missing gzip as (optional) dependency

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Richard Neumann (rne) - Friday, 03 February 2017, 13:54 GMT
Last edited by Allan McRae (Allan) - Saturday, 04 February 2017, 02:02 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture x86_64
Severity Very Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


The package pacman is missing gzip as an (optional) dependency.

Additional info:
* 5.0.1-4
* x86_64
* Only affects minimalistic build systems if no other packages require gzip as a dependency.

Steps to reproduce:
1) Set up a minimalistic system:
# pacstrap -d /dir pacman
2) Run:
# repo-elephant
3) Get:
/usr/bin/repo-elephant: line 536: gzip: command not found

This task depends upon

Closed by  Allan McRae (Allan)
Saturday, 04 February 2017, 02:02 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't implement
Comment by Dave Reisner (falconindy) - Friday, 03 February 2017, 15:05 GMT
Is there a need for gzip other than this easter egg?
Comment by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Saturday, 04 February 2017, 00:11 GMT
Being that this is part of both the base and base-devel groups, I'm tempted to just close this anyway. It definitely should not be a dep because of repo-elephant