[ntp:questions] Silly question.

DaveB spam.goes at nowhere.com
Mon Dec 16 18:43:36 UTC 2013

In article <slrnlau41o.i6t.kostecke at stasis.kostecke.net>, 
kostecke at ntp.org says...
> On 2013-12-16, DaveB <spam.goes at nowhere.com> wrote:


> > For now, I've a commented out line in /etc/rc.conf
> > # ntpq_program="/usr/local/bin/ntpq"
> >
> > Commented out as I don't know if that will work.  (I'm still re-
> > educating myself with the neuances of BSD, it's been a while.)
> Your shell searches for executables in the directories specified by your
> PATH. /usr/local/bin needs to appear in your PATH before /usr/bin if you
> want the "ports" versions of commands to override the "system" commands.
> Or set up a shell alias.
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/shells.html

Hi Steve.

Thanks for that link, generaly the handbook just leaves me cold.  It's a 
good reference, if you sort of already know what to do in the first 
place, but it's rubbish to learn from sadly...

That page is better than most however, thanks again.

I'm currently stuck, trying to get the system sources, so I can enable 
PPS support in the kernel.   The old "sysinstall" seems broken, in as 
much as it cant seem to download anything from anywhere.

Where as, the newer "bsdinstall" program, want's to reformat the hard 
drive and start over each time!

How do I get the system sources downloaded in a usable form, so I can 
enable pps support in the kernel and use that.  Or, do I have to trash 
the system and start over(again?)

It seems (also, again) that all the documentation is some way behind 
even the stable release versions.  I can understand that with third 
party sites, but not the main FreeBSD handbook or other pages.

Sorry for the bother...

Regards All.

Dave B.

PS.  The best overall general installation and post install config guide 
I've found so far for FreeBSD9.x is at:-   http://www.a1poweruser.com/
Web based text format, and downloadable pdf too.

As well as the usual places specific to setting up GPS disiplined NTP 
servers.   But, see above re getting the system sources, or not....


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