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Bug 504096 - ntp elog message misleading
Summary: ntp elog message misleading
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux bug wranglers
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-03-10 15:22 UTC by A. Person
Modified: 2014-03-11 20:00 UTC (History)
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Description A. Person 2014-03-10 15:22:04 UTC
The NTP ebuild says:

"The way ntp sets and maintains your system time has changed.
Now you can use /etc/init.d/ntp-client to set your time at
boot while you can use /etc/init.d/ntpd to maintain your time
while your machine runs"

That seems to indicate that ntpd and ntp-client should both be started.  However, the wiki says:

"Make sure you are not running ntp-client"

I think the wiki is correct.
Comment 1 Jeroen Roovers (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2014-03-11 16:08:40 UTC
/etc/init.d/ntp-client doesn't keep anything running - it runs ntp-client, which sets the system time once and then exits, leaving the NTP ports free for ntpd (or a different NTP daemon) to take over.

Perhaps the wiki should be changed.
Comment 2 A. Person 2014-03-11 20:00:20 UTC
If I start ntp-client automatically at boot, it takes about 12 seconds and delays everything which starts after it such as shorewall and local.