[ntp:questions] NTP & PPS, part 2 ;)

Rob nomail at example.com
Thu Dec 11 20:40:26 UTC 2014


Paul <tik-tok at bodosom.net> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 11:14 AM, Sander Smeenk <ssmeenk at freshdot.net>
> wrote:
>
>> But i'm quite sure driver 22 is compiled in the binary i'm running.
>
>
> Almost certainly not.  Debian derived distos using upstream ntp don't have
> PPS support.  However it's fairly trivial to compile and if you use the
> reference package you'll get the latest release and it will install with
> the distro version.  The only glitch is timepps.h since they choose not to
> include it in the reference source release.  It's in the pps-tools
> repository at GitHub.

It is even sufficient to install pps-tools (which includes the timepps.h)
and then fetch and recompile ntpd from the source package.

There is only ONE mistake in the package: they forgot to include pps-tools
als a build dependency.

But apparently it can take years to fix a bug like that.



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