Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 111227
ntp requires perl, but only on Red Hat Linux
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:59 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.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -qR ntp
Actual Results: Perl is a requirement
Expected Results: Perl is not a requirement
The ES 3.0 base contains is about 257 rpm packages.
Do we really need that many ?
Internal RFE bug #111381 has been entered - will be considered for