On a system having both ntp-client and rp-pppoe started in the same runlevel, it is probable that the administrator wants NTP to reach a host over the PPPoE connection.
This fails with the current stable ebuilds because init wants to start ntp before rp-pppoe.
A simple change in the dependencies in /etc/init.d/ntp does the trick.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. add ntp-client and rp-pppoe to myrunlevel
2. configure rp-pppoe ; leave ntp-client's config as-is
3. rc myrunlevel
NTP complains it can't reach pool.ntp.org, because the PPPoE connection has not
yet been established
Establish PPPoE connection and then sync clocks
Using up-to date portage tree, stable ebuilds, x86, gentoo-sources kernel.
A quick fix is to change the dependencies in /etc/init.d/ntp-client :
use dns logger
>> after rp-pppoe
A "before" dependency in /etc/init.d/rp-pppoe should do the trick just as well.
rp-pppoe is not a supported net script