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

Rob nomail at example.com
Thu Dec 11 23:31:05 UTC 2014

Sander Smeenk <ssmeenk at freshdot.net> wrote:
> Quoting Rob (nomail at example.com):
>> > Debian wheezy's packaged ntpd does include PPS support.  I am currently
>> > running ntpd from that stable repository and running the ATOM refclock
>> > (22).  The pps-tools package is also available in the repository for
>> > direct installation.
>> That must be new.  There was no PPS support in the Wheezy binaries a
>> couple of months ago.  A bug about this was filed, but nothing happened.
> Aparently all that is missing in the ntp package (in Ubuntu?) is a
> Build-Depends on the pps-tools package to provide timepps.h in
> /usr/include/sys/
> This doesn't even introduce new binary dependencies. The pps-tools
> package isn't needed after compilation so i dont see why this isn't
> fixed yet. ;)

Yes, it is terrible.
It is reasons like this why I originally developed the gpsd pps support.
Just to work around political problems around kernel pps.

Sad that it is required.  At least with gpsd pps you can get a working
pps (if not optimal) without having to fight unwinnable wars.

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