Re: Bug#352610: Please create a udeb for ntpdate
* Rick Thomas <email@example.com> [2006-07-15 01:48]:
> Yeah, ntpdate will do the job, and it's a good bit smaller than the
> full ntp-simple package.
> The alternative you were thinking of *may* be "chrony".
Maybe, although it seems that ntpdate is signiticantly smaller than
> However, keep in mind that NTP, by it's very nature, needs access to
> a network time server. The operative word here is "network". If you
> don't have access to the global internet, and you don't have an NTP
> server on your local network (or you're doing an install without any
> network connection at all for some reason) both ntpdate and chrony
> will fail. You need to think hard about what you want to do under
> those circumstances. Is it acceptable to have the d-i ask for the
> address of an NTP server at the same time as it's asking for other
> network parameters? For what it's worth, some DHCP servers will
We'd obviously only run NTP if the network is available. It's useful
on e.g. network installations.