Bug 452097 - Subpackage ntp to split out perl scripts
Subpackage ntp to split out perl scripts
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ntp (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Miroslav Lichvar
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-06-19 07:43 EDT by Chris Lalancette
Modified: 2008-07-28 07:11 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-07-28 07:11:35 EDT
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Patch to subpackage ntp auxiliary perl scripts (2.16 KB, patch)
2008-06-19 07:43 EDT, Chris Lalancette
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Description Chris Lalancette 2008-06-19 07:43:20 EDT
Description of problem:
The oVirt project (http://ovirt.org) uses Fedora as the basis for building a
very small distribution (< 64MB compressed).  As part of that process, we
currently break the NTP perl dependency by just "rpm -e --nodeps perl". 
However, we prefer not to break rpm dependencies wherever possible.  Since NTP
only seems to use perl for two small auxiliary scripts, I propose subpackaging
those two scripts (with the associated man pages) into an ntp-perl package. 
That way we can use the main ntp package without perl for our small
distribution, and Fedora can continue to have the auxiliary scripts in the

I'm attaching a spec file patch (against what is currently in ntp/devel) that
does this; please consider for Fedora 10.
Comment 1 Chris Lalancette 2008-06-19 07:43:20 EDT
Created attachment 309844 [details]
Patch to subpackage ntp auxiliary perl scripts
Comment 2 Miroslav Lichvar 2008-06-19 08:09:08 EDT
Good idea, will be in the next release. Thanks.
Comment 3 Chris Lalancette 2008-06-21 08:36:52 EDT
Great, thanks for the quick response.

Chris Lalancette
Comment 4 Alan Pevec 2008-06-23 05:44:59 EDT
Just one thing, you don't need:
+%exclude %{_sbindir}/ntp-wait
+%exclude %{_sbindir}/ntptrace
+%exclude %{_mandir}/man8/ntptrace.8*

since there's an explicit list w/o wildcards in %files sections for each
Comment 5 Miroslav Lichvar 2008-07-28 07:11:35 EDT
Fixed in ntp-4.2.4p4-7.fc10.

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