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Bug 70080 - openntpd ebuild incorrectly prohibits use of net-misc/ntp
Summary: openntpd ebuild incorrectly prohibits use of net-misc/ntp
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: SpanKY
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-11-04 12:38 UTC by Gavin
Modified: 2004-11-04 20:52 UTC (History)
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Description Gavin 2004-11-04 12:38:11 UTC
The new ebuild for openntpd now specifies "!net-misc/ntp" in RDEPEND.
I use both openntpd and net-misc/ntp.  I use the ntp "client" mode from net-misc/ntp, but the daemon from openntpd.  There is no reason why a user should not be allowed to install both packages simultaneously, provided due care is excercised in when each is used and for what purposes.

Please remove "!net-misc/ntp" from RDEPEND in:


Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 Marius Mauch (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-11-04 12:41:30 UTC
Both packages want to install /usr/sbin/ntpd (and probably other files as well), so that blocker is perfectly valid.
Comment 2 Gavin 2004-11-04 14:10:41 UTC
I'm already using these two packages without conflict.
I'm using net-misc/openntpd-3.6_p1 and net-misc/ntp-4.2.0-r2
The binaries for net-misc/ntp-4.2.0-r2 show up in /usr/bin,
while the binary for openntpd show up in /usr/sbin/ntpd.

I've been using the two packages simultaneously just fine for many weeks now, until I tried to upgrade openntpd to 3.6_p1.  I had to manually remove the "!net-misc/ntp" from RDEPEND.  Then everything installs and works just fine.

I use the "ntpdate" feature from net-misc/ntpd at bootup to set the clock.  Also, the daemon mode of net-misc/ntpd does a great job of establishing an accurate drift file.  Afterwards, I use openntpd.

Comment 3 Gavin 2004-11-04 14:16:50 UTC
In fact, they have NO overlap.  Run the following commands for proof:
qpkg -l net-misc/ntp | sort >
qpkg -l openntpd | sort >
comm -12
Comment 4 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2004-11-04 20:52:34 UTC
they will overlap (Bug 66671)

the blocker will remain, it sucks, but oh well