[ntp:questions] Unexpected executable locations from "sudo make install" on RPi Linux

David Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid
Fri Nov 15 17:42:48 UTC 2013

Corrected version:

On 15/11/2013 14:09, David Taylor wrote:
> I have compiled and installed NTP on a number of Raspberry Pi Linux
> systems, variants of Debian Wheezy, but on one I see that when I run:
>    $ sudo make install
> I get the executables files in two different directories:
>    ntpdc ntpq & ntptrace => /usr/local/bin
>    ntpd ntpdate ntp-keygen ntptime & ntp-wait => /usr/local/sbin
> I was expecting all the executables to be in /usr/local/bin/.  Why might
> this be?  Linux is not well known to me.

Thanks to Trevor, Rob and Steve for your answers.  Whilst it may be 
trivial for those familiar with the OS, it's not trivial for me as I 
wouldn't know the search terms to look for.  I appreciate the time for 
your responses.  This was with Linux 3.6.11

What I did find very confusing was that on another Raspberry Pi, running 
Linux 3.2.27, when using make install /all/ the ntp* binaries are put 
into /usr/local/bin/, and this inconsistent behaviour confused me.

BTW: we have found better performance on the RPi with kernel-mode PPS 
when using the OS configuration changes mentioned by Rob Windgassen in 
NTP Bug 2314.


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