[ntp:questions] Attn Linux distributors - pse include PPS

Rob nomail at example.com
Sat Apr 26 22:12:56 UTC 2014

Jason Rabel <jason at extremeoverclocking.com> wrote:
>> I am saying that the ntpd that ships with Ubuntu 14.04 is limited because
>> it was built on a system where timepps.h was not present, and thus the
>> ATOM and JUPITER (and a couple other) refclocks were not included in the
>> binary.  Even though PPS support is present in the kernel.
>> I built ntpd locally after installing the package pps-tools, which
>> includes timepps.h, and then everything is OK.
>>./configure detects the presence of timepps.h and then enables all
>> refclocks with PPS support.
>> But I would prefer not having to build ntpd to get the ATOM refclock
>> working.
> Don't you think that is a gripe for the people over at Ubuntu? Developers have no control how others choose to implement their
> software. Hence the discussion here is about as pointless as complaining on the Microsoft support forum about how Apple does
> something in their UI and should change it...  *facepalm*

It is about how they configure their build machines.
You know, the place where the source packages are loaded on a computer,
compiled, and binary packages are being produced to fill a DVD or website.
If that is outside the control of the people at Ubuntu, I have misunderstood
the place of Ubuntu in the distributor landscape.

Is the Ubuntu distribution being built by the people at Debian?

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