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:
Steps to Reproduce:
Both packages want to install /usr/sbin/ntpd (and probably other files as well), so that blocker is perfectly valid.
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.
In fact, they have NO overlap. Run the following commands for proof:
qpkg -l net-misc/ntp | sort > ntpd.ls
qpkg -l openntpd | sort > openntpd.ls
comm -12 ntpd.ls openntpd.ls
they will overlap (Bug 66671)
the blocker will remain, it sucks, but oh well