[ntp:questions] SIGINFO for Portable OpenNTP on Linux
unruh-spam at physics.ubc.ca
Fri Sep 4 16:54:54 UTC 2009
Dave Hart <davehart at gmail.com> writes:
>On Sep 4, 1:55=A0pm, 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
>> =A0 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
Well, you had better make sure that you have a variety of developement
packages installed. Eg, gcc, make, libc-devel, ...
>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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