[From Arch] `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The base group has been replaced by a metapackage of the same name.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.

Addendum: 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.