[arch-releng] ntp in core

Charles ce at vejnar.org
Wed May 18 12:49:44 EDT 2011

Sorry then. But it still means ntp is available during the installation 
process (i.e. ntpdate is in the PATH) but I can't install it on the 
"destination" system, right? (if it's the case, how can I do it (with 
the automatic procedure) ?)



Le 18/05/2011 17:35, Dieter Plaetinck a écrit :
> 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.
> http://projects.archlinux.org/archiso.git/tree/configs/syslinux-iso/packages.i686
> http://projects.archlinux.org/archiso.git/tree/configs/syslinux-iso/packages.x86_64
> Dieter

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