Subject: Re: ntpd run as ntpd can't set time of day
To: Aidan Cully <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
Date: 06/10/2002 22:37:17
Date: Sun, 9 Jun 2002 21:23:41 -0400
From: Aidan Cully <email@example.com>
| This bit me too, and it took me quite a while to finally figure out
| the solution. I think /etc/defaults/rc.conf needs _some_ mention
| of pseudo-device clockctl...
Better would probably be to have the rc.d/ntpd script check that it
exists, and can be opened, before allowing ntpd to start in a chroot'd
(non root run really, the chroot doesn't affect things) environment.
That way it could print a sane message whenever things are wrong (even
if a new kernel is booted after an upgrade, when no-one thinks to go
check what is in /etc/defaults/rc.conf).