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

William Unruh unruh at invalid.ca
Sat Apr 26 22:21:29 UTC 2014

On 2014-04-26, 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*

Well, ntpd could include timepps.h into ntpd source and point to it,
instead of using the system one.

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