Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 452097
Subpackage ntp to split out perl scripts
Last modified: 2008-07-28 07:11:35 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.
Created attachment 309844 [details]
Patch to subpackage ntp auxiliary perl scripts
Good idea, will be in the next release. Thanks.
Great, thanks for the quick response.
Just one thing, you don't need:
since there's an explicit list w/o wildcards in %files sections for each
Fixed in ntp-4.2.4p4-7.fc10.