FS#61470 - [nano] remove from base group?

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Neven Sajko (Neven) - Saturday, 19 January 2019, 22:45 GMT
Last edited by Eli Schwartz (eschwartz) - Sunday, 20 January 2019, 03:42 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


Why is nano in base? That seems like a completely arbitrary decision, like if somebody put 0ad to base.

Base is supposed to be the group that everybody has to have installed to be supported [0] [1], and nano is not only unnecessary for a base install, but also I do not want it in my desktop install, as nano is possibly the worst possible text editor in existence, worse than editing in Notepad or MS Word.

[0] Comments on this report: https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/53919

[1] The thread started by this email: https://lists.archlinux.org/pipermail/aur-general/2017-March/033266.html
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Closed by  Eli Schwartz (eschwartz)
Sunday, 20 January 2019, 03:42 GMT
Reason for closing:  Not a bug
Additional comments about closing:  Opening a bug report about a wide-reaching policy change and complete recreation of the concept of base as a group or a meta-package, is the WRONG way to attempt to restart an intensely annoying bikeshed discussion.
Comment by Neven Sajko (Neven) - Saturday, 19 January 2019, 22:46 GMT
Also, vi is already in base.