Bug 111227 - ntp requires perl, but only on Red Hat Linux
ntp requires perl, but only on Red Hat Linux
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: ntp (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Miroslav Lichvar
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-11-30 18:17 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Description Need Real Name 2003-11-30 18:17:09 EST
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Description of problem:
Hello Guys !

ntp requires perl to be installed. 
This is only a requirement on Red Hat Linux and I am not aware of this requirement on other Linux distributions.
Your Red Hat Es 3.0 base is large already, can we get an ntp rpm where the ntp-wait perl script is removed or alternatively rewritten in say bash ?

It seems a waste to install Perl and its dependencies, not to mention all the future updates that it can bring with itself.

Thank you:
Frank Kruchio

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
released version

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -qR ntp

Actual Results:  Perl is a requirement

Expected Results:  Perl is not a requirement

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The ES 3.0 base contains is about 257 rpm packages.
Do we really need that many ?
Comment 1 Suzanne Hillman 2003-12-02 15:02:03 EST
Internal RFE bug #111381 has been entered - will be considered for
future releases.

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