[arch-releng] ntp in core

Dieter Plaetinck dieter at plaetinck.be
Wed May 18 11:35:08 EDT 2011

On Wed, 18 May 2011 15:55:45 +0200
Charles <ce at vejnar.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> 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?
> Thanks
> Charles

ntp should not go into core because it does not belong in core.
ntp should be included on the images, and it already is... and has been
for a looooong time.


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