[ntp:questions] Starting ISC NTP -4.2.4
hal-usenet at ip-64-139-1-69.sjc.megapath.net
Wed Feb 13 08:11:19 UTC 2008
>Iam trying to install ISC NTP-4.2.4 on RHEL 4. But Im not able to start
>I firstly removed the default rpm and then compiled the latest version,
>configured the ntp.conf file, but Iam not able to start the service. I
>give the command /etc/init.d/ntpd start. # prompt comes back.
>Can anyone guide me in figuring out and solving the problem
Did you do a make install?
Do you even have a file in /etc/init.d/ntpd? I expect the old
one came from the rpm and it probably didn't get replaced by
anything from the ntp source package - those things are too
Did it give any error messages? They usually end up in
/var/log/messages unless/until you switch them to another
log file with a logfile command in your config file.
/etc/init.d/ntpd is just a shell script. You should be able to
debug it. (It might take a while if you haven't worked in that
area before.) Use "echo xxx" as the printf equivalent. "echo $foo"
will expand foo from the environment variables.
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