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Bug 577588 - net-misc/ntp-4.2.8_p6 - Improve text in /etc/conf.d/ntp-client and clarify linuxcaps/clockctrl
Summary: net-misc/ntp-4.2.8_p6 - Improve text in /etc/conf.d/ntp-client and clarify li...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-03-16 22:15 UTC by Martin Mokrejš
Modified: 2016-03-17 18:00 UTC (History)
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Description Martin Mokrejš 2016-03-16 22:15:44 UTC
$ cat /etc/conf.d/ntp-client
# /etc/conf.d/ntp-client

# Command to run to set the clock initially
# Most people should just leave this line alone ...
# however, if you know what you're doing, and you
# want to use ntpd to set the clock, change this to 'ntpd'


The help text is misleding. Setting


gives me:

# /etc/init.d/ntp-client start
  * Setting clock via the NTP client 'ntpd' ...
  /usr/sbin/ntpd: The 'user' option has been disabled. -- built without --enable-clockctl or --enable-linuxcaps or --enable-solarisprivs
  ntpd - NTP daemon program - Ver. 4.2.8p6

First of all I wonder why the package does not have USE=+caps already (if that is required for the functionality).
Second, I do not know what is --enable-clockctl but that is probably the other needed alternative.

Please improve the config file template at least.