base-system@ maintains a lot of critical packages, it makes sense that some of them need special care. This page is to gather some notes on these.
- Please avoid generating
autotoolsfor our packages because of possible circular dependencies.
- Please get an acknowledgement ("ACK") from a member of the team before changing a package which is maintained by the project.
- Avoid using new EAPIs for a period.
This isn't meant to be exhaustive (yet?). Please still speak to the team before touching packages.
This is a general table, while certain package suites/groups may belong in a new table.
New major versions of autoconf and automake generally need to be masked as they break a large number of reverse dependencies.