Re: NTPDate builds was/SSH with urandom + rdate
David Walter<firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
My apologies if this is a duplicate. I didn't see this message show up.
Either way I wanted to report a problem with NTPDate.
While it does build and works to reset the system clock, it fails to
_correctly_ update the system clock.
On my system it set the clock to zero.
> Jordi Mallach <email@example.com> writes:
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> > On Sat, May 18, 2002 at 05:00:36PM +0200, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> > > I will try to reproduce this here. I don't know rdate, can I use any
> > > [host], anything else to keep in mind?
> > If I'm not mistaken, you'll get the same stuff using ntpdate (hmm, I
> > don't know if we have working ntp packages right now).
> I don't see them in the archive at all. I was just looking for
> ntpdate. Usually the source packages are available, but this seems to
> have disappeared?
> Oh, nope I'm wrong.
> Or rather I am both wrong in my assumption of what apt-cache search
> will return (it apparently doesn't find source packages w/o binary)
> and ntpdate is in the source.
> It also builds and works with just a few tweek.s
> 1. wants nlist which is a dependency on libelfg0-dev
> 2. wants the symbol LIBELF_NLIST_STRUCT defined.
> Question on general principle about how we work with submitting patches.
> a. Does the Debian maintainer assigned this package want the
> dependencies altered?
> b. How do we signify the dependency on the library? (libelfg0-dev
> isn't in the build dependencies.)
> c. Should the #define be in autoconf format or how do we specify
> the OS related dependency.
> Sorry if these seem naive, yet I'm not clear on how to submit patches
> to the Debian folk especially in light of the current concerns with
> working on a mutually agreeable system.
> Hope springs eternal!
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