[ntp:questions] ntpd -g problem (4.2.4p0).

Kaz Kylheku kkylheku at gmail.com
Thu Mar 29 23:44:42 UTC 2007

I'm trying to set up ntpd on an embedded Linux system (glibc 2.5,
kernel 64 bit MIPS kernel, n32 user space). I've built
everything from scratch.

How do I get ntpd to step the initial clock? ``ntpd -q -g'' does work,
as does ntpdate.

But I just want ntpd to step the time, and then stay running. Is that

I've tried it under various offset conditions. I set the time so that
it was only 200 seconds off; I set it so it was just over 1000 seconds
off; and I set it so it was years off. Under none of those conditions
does ntpd -g do anything. It stays running, and the clock stays wrong.

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