Bug 142926

Summary: multiple problems with ntpd init.d script
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Reporter: James Ralston <ralston>
Component: ntpAssignee: Miroslav Lichvar <mlichvar>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
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Version: 4.0   
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OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: RHSA-2006-0393 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Description Flags
patch for /etc/rc.d/init.d/ntpd none

Description James Ralston 2004-12-15 00:45:02 UTC
The ntpd init.d script tries to take what was specified for the ntpd
-u option and pass it to ntpdate as the -U option.  This will fail if
the ntpd -u option specified an (optional) group.

The chroot option changed from -T to -i.

If the -i option is used, ntpd now looks for the configuration file
*before* it calls chroot().  Therefore, adjusting $ntpconf based on
the chroot value is wrong.

$ntpstep should be with $ntpconf; that is, outside of the chroot. 
Therefore, there is no need to pay attention to the -i option at all.

Comment 1 James Ralston 2004-12-15 00:47:25 UTC
Created attachment 108583 [details]
patch for /etc/rc.d/init.d/ntpd

This patch fixes all of the problems detailed in comment #1.

Comment 2 James Ralston 2004-12-15 00:48:52 UTC
Errr, the patch fixes all of the problems detailed in the initial bug
description, that is.

Comment 8 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-08-10 18:24:39 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.