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Gentoo replacing ntp, vixie-cron, man

Gentoo is cleaning out its closet. It has removed unmaintained upstream packages which were still popular: ntp, vixie-cron and man. Of course it's a logical step and using the modern replacements is rational.

For net-misc/ntp, use net-misc/ntpsec: This has way more robust configuration while eliminating ancient obscure features like traps.

For vixie-cron, use sys-process/cronie. It also itegrates anacron, so you get two in one.

For man, use man-db which is faster as it uses a BDB backend instead of text files.

posted on 2019-10-14 07:06 CEST in Code | 0 comments | permalink