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Bug 88808 - ntp-client deletes /etc/localtime symlink
Summary: ntp-client deletes /etc/localtime symlink
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: SpanKY
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-04-11 20:58 UTC by Prof. Jonathan King
Modified: 2005-06-09 15:03 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Prof. Jonathan King 2005-04-11 20:58:17 UTC
As root, executing

    /etc/init.d/ntp-client restart

silently kills the /etc/localtime symlink.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:

Expected Results:  
Leave the symlink intact.

The effect is the same as bug
87519, but it is unlikely that these
two bugs are related.
Comment 1 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2005-04-12 05:46:03 UTC
what version of ntp ?  emerge info ?  can you post a `ntpdate` command which shows this behavior ?
Comment 2 Prof. Jonathan King 2005-04-12 06:05:36 UTC
 % ntpd --version
 ntpd: ntpd 4.2.0@1.1161-r Fri Apr  8 20:27:12 EDT 2005 (1)

However, maybe the problem is my fault and the bug-report should
be removed??:  I had

 % /etc/init.d/ntp-client status
  * status:  started

running.  But I can't find a man-page for ntp-client.  Was I
supposed to have 



I've stopped ntp-client and have now done

 % /etc/init.d/ntpd start


 % rc-update add ntpd default

Please excuse me if the error was mine.
Comment 3 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2005-04-12 10:49:45 UTC
ntpd is not the samething as ntp-client

ntp-client just runs `ntpdate` to set your clock
Comment 4 Prof. Jonathan King 2005-06-09 15:03:04 UTC
I can not reproduce the bug, so I will mark it closed.