----- On Sep 12, 2016, at 2:54 PM, Rob Crittenden rcrit...@redhat.com wrote:

> Troels Hansen wrote:
>> Not sure if this should actually go here?
>>
>> ipa-client (and ipa-server) RPM requires ntp.
>> Shouldn't it be sufficient to require any tools that provides ntp
>> functionality (at least ntp and chrony exists in RHEL) ?
> 
> AFAIU there is no way to dynamically prefer one package or another at
> install time so one was picked.
> 
> There is a ticket to use chrony if it is available,
> https://fedorahosted.org/freeipa/ticket/4669
> 

Well, you got me there. I just figured that RPM also had boolean dependency 
resolution, but I can see that it first appeared in RPM 4.13 (RHEL 7 running 
4.11). That makes things a bit harder.

Anyway, crony support would defenently be a good thing, or at least not require 
ntp.

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