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Re: [pkg-ntp-maintainers] Bug#352610: Please create a udeb for ntpdate

On Sun, Jul 16, 2006 at 11:19:17AM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> On Jul 15, Martin Michlmayr <tbm@cyrius.com> wrote:
> > Is this libcrypto dependency strictly needed (what for) or could the
> > udeb be built in a way that it's needed?  libcrypto0.9.8-udeb appears
> > to be about a meg in size while ntpdate has less than 50K.
> It's still very big. For d-i we should use a simpler SNTP-only client,
> which would not be bigger than a few KB.

sntp was never part of the debian ntp package, and has license
problems so is removed in the current svn version.  As it is in
the source, it doesn't have any license.

Anyway, compiling what is in the upstream tarball gives:
-rwxr-xr-x 1 kurt kurt 102198 Jul 16 10:04 sntp

Which is half the size of ntpdate.

But it should be possible to find software that is still alot
smaller than that.


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