[arch-releng] ntp in core

Charles ce at vejnar.org
Wed May 18 09:55:45 EDT 2011


I know that there were discussions about the size of the installation 
image but I would like to see the ntp package included in core (i.e. in 
the installation media at least).

Why? Because NFS is and NFS needs synchronized clocks.
I am using Arch in a cluster and other services (like authorization 
service) need it.
When you install a bunch of machine, there are not necessarily 
synchronized and it makes the installation process more complicated 
(packages that need the synchronization like NFS can't be activated 
before ntp is installed after the system install it-self).
Also, this package is only 448K.

Are you convinced? Who and how are decided this kind of things?



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