[ntp:questions] NTP server not reducing polling interval on upstream hosts

David Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid
Fri Oct 17 06:14:47 UTC 2014

On 17/10/2014 04:25, Phil W Lee wrote:
> Can I upgrade by just swapping a newer binary in?
> I'm not really far enough up the FreeBSD learning curve to work out
> why I'm getting errors trying to build a newer one from source (I did
> at least try).


When updating I follow the instructions here:


The instructions under "Updating NTP to a later version" you need to do 
just once, so see where they fall over and let us know what the error 
message is.

The later instructions under "Updating the updater - telling portmaster 
about a newer version" are what I do each time I update to a new release 
of the development version.  These are under FreeBSD 8.2 but I imagine 
they would also work under 8.1.  I keep a copy of the current binaries 
on a remote FTP server in case an upgrade goes wrong.  Essentially 
that's the files I compiled before in "/usr/local/sbin/ntp*".

I could put my current version binaries into a Zip file and upload it 
for you to try, if you like.

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