Bug 1463835 - why the ntp package is being installed as dependency if it isn't needed specifically.
why the ntp package is being installed as dependency if it isn't needed speci...
Status: NEW
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: ipa (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2017-06-21 16:49 EDT by Hemant B Khot
Modified: 2018-02-14 22:10 EST (History)
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Description Hemant B Khot 2017-06-21 16:49:17 EDT
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Comment 2 Hemant B Khot 2017-06-21 16:57:05 EDT
Sorry, Accidentally Enter got pressed and it created bugzilla.

IHAC who is requesting for a virtual package for "time-synch" to be created and for it to be added as the dependency for the ipa-client rpm *instead* of ntpd (and that virtual package to be added to the "provides" of both ntpd and chrony). 

While installing ipa-client it force to install ntp while it should give choice of selection.

Dependencies Resolved

 Package                                                Arch                                     Version                                                              Repository                                                         Size
 ipa-client                                             x86_64                                   4.4.0-14.el7_3.7                                                     rhel-7-server-rpms                                                230 k
Installing for dependencies:
 autofs                                                 x86_64                                   1:5.0.7-56.el7                                                       rhel-7-server-rpms                                                781 k
 autogen-libopts                                        x86_64                                   5.18-5.el7                                                           rhel-7-server-rpms                                                 66 k
 certmonger                                             x86_64                                   0.78.4-3.el7                                                         rhel-7-server-rpms                                                598 k
 hesiod                                                 x86_64                                   3.2.1-3.el7                                                          rhel-7-server-rpms                                                 30 k
 ipa-client-common                                      noarch                                   4.4.0-14.el7_3.7                                                     rhel-7-server-rpms                                                124 k
 ipa-common                                             noarch                                   4.4.0-14.el7_3.7                                                     rhel-7-server-rpms                                                450 k
 ntp                                                    x86_64                                   4.2.6p5-25.el7_3.2                                                   rhel-7-server-rpms                                                547 k <=====

And if we remove the ntp it also removes the ipa-client

 Package                                               Arch                                              Version                                                         Repository                                                      Size
 ntp                                                   x86_64                                            4.2.6p5-25.el7_3.2                                              @rhel-7-server-rpms                                            1.4 M
Removing for dependencies:
 ipa-client                                            x86_64                                            4.4.0-14.el7_3.7                                                @rhel-7-server-rpms                                            359 k

Transaction Summary
Remove  1 Package (+1 Dependent package)

Installed size: 1.7 M
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At present I have updated customer to mask the ntp service and continue with their choice (e.g chrony)
Comment 3 Petr Vobornik 2017-07-28 11:36:58 EDT
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