[ntp:questions] status information after ntpd -q

William Unruh unruh at invalid.ca
Fri Feb 7 18:51:00 UTC 2014

On 2014-02-07, William Unruh <unruh at invalid.ca> wrote:
> On 2014-02-07, joeri delvoy <boterhoeksken at gmail.com> wrote:
>> hello Harlan,
>> who do i need to contact when i have trouble with the compilation of the code i downloaded from ntp.org?
>> Because when i try to run the sntp that was produced , i get 
>> line 7: syntax error: "(" unexpected
> That suggests it is a bash script, not a compiled program. Why not look at line 7 and see what
> it says? 
>> and also my config.log contains fatal errors:
>> conftest.c:12:28: fatal error: ac_nonexistent.h: No such file or directory
>>  #include <ac_nonexistent.h>
> Some developement package missing from your computer? You tell us
> nothing about the operating system, the computer architecture or
> anything else. 

The suggestion that the config purposely uses non-existent .h files to
test that the developement environment on your system is working sounds
reasonable to me. This is especially true since the configuration did
not die and the compilation proceeded to the end. It mi9ght be nice if
the config script printed out a line before those "error" lines telling
you what it was doing so that people would not waste their time trying
to track down non-existant errors. 

>> conftest.c:55:26: fatal error: minix/config.h: No such file or directory
>>  #include <minix/config.h>
> So does /usr/include/ac_nonexistent.h and /usr/include/minix/config.h
> exist?

If the suggestion is right, they should not be there. 


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