[ntp:questions] 4.2.8 can't find timepps.h or can it?

A C agcarver+ntp at acarver.net
Sun Dec 21 03:48:00 UTC 2014

I'm trying to compile the new 4.2.8 tarball since the Debian source
packages are broken and unable to compile due to various issues.

I downloaded the new 4.2.8 from ntp.org, unpacked and ran the following:

./configure --enable-ATOM

The script says it's unable to find sys/timepps.h however:

# find /usr/include -name *pps*

The config.log says that it found it...:

configure:27523: checking for sys/timepps.h
configure:27523: gcc -c -g -O2  conftest.c >&5
configure:27523: $? = 0
configure:27523: result: yes

[from the stdout]
checking for sys/timepps.h... yes

or maybe it didn't...:

configure:28815: checking timepps.h usability
configure:28815: gcc -c -g -O2  conftest.c >&5
conftest.c:232:21: fatal error: timepps.h: No such file or directory

[from the stdout]
checking timepps.h usability... no
checking timepps.h presence... no
checking for timepps.h... no

Fortunately it does compile and the ATOM driver works but it's awfully
confusing when the configure script contradicts itself.

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