`base` group replaced by mandatory `base` package – manual intervention required

The base group has been replaced by a metapackage of the same name. We advise users to install this package (pacman -Syu base), as it is effectively mandatory from now on.

Users requesting support are expected to be running a system with the base package.

Be aware that base as it stands does not currently contain:

  • A kernel
  • An editor
    ... and other software that you might expect. You will have to install these separately on new installations.


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This also means that currently no PwOSS - ISO works. We will first look at all the removed packages and then choose which ones to include. So it will take some time.