[ntp:questions] SIGINFO for Portable OpenNTP on Linux
davehart at gmail.com
Fri Sep 4 16:36:43 UTC 2009
On Sep 4, 1:55 pm, RedGrittyBrick wrote:
> RedHat 8 does have ntp-4.1.1a which is the latest RPM I can find for it.
> However this runs but has problems communicating with NTP servers. I've
> not been able to fathom why. Maybe I should revisit that.
I wouldn't bother. That version came out in 2002 , any problems
are not going to garner a lot of interest from the developers of ntp
unless they also occur on the current ntp-stable (4.2.4p7) or recent
ntp-dev (4.2.5) as well.
> I would download the latest ntp.org source but my C skills are few and I
> thought there might be dependency issues on such an old OS.
> Any advice/suggestions welcome.
Now you're talking my language. You don't need to have any C skills
to use the ntp.org source tarballs. Grab 4.2.4p7 or 4.2.5p209 from
tar xzf ntp*.gz
You should then either:
sudo make install
If you have any problems, we'll help you through them. The ntp.org
distribution works on some very ancient OSes, yours is still
relatively young by our standards :)
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