[arch-releng] ntp in core
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:
> 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?
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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