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|Summary:||ntp update resets "Synchronize system clock" flag|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Mary Ellen Foster <mefoster>|
|Component:||dhcp||Assignee:||David Cantrell <dcantrell>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||F-7||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2008-01-11 16:03:32 EST||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Mary Ellen Foster 2006-11-29 04:13:57 EST
Description of problem: I generally bring up my network after I boot my laptop. I like to use ntp, but I don't want it to do the initial "ntpdate" on boot because it'll always fail, so I un-check the "Synchronize system clock before starting service" flag in system-config-time. But every time there's a new version of ntp (as there was yesterday), that flag gets reset and I get an ugly "FAILED" on boot again until I rerun the configuration and uncheck it again. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): ntp-4.2.2p4-2.fc6 How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Run system-config-time and uncheck the "Synchronize system clock before starting service" advanced option 2. Update to a new version of ntp Actual results: Checkbox is checked again Expected results: Checkbox should stay unchecked
Comment 1 Miroslav Lichvar 2006-11-29 10:03:56 EST
Hmm, weird. The ntp package has empty /etc/ntp/step-tickers file, the update of ntp package shouldn't replace the empty file with something. What is the content of the file?
Comment 2 Mary Ellen Foster 2006-11-29 10:10:38 EST
Aha! Thanks for that; it's a bit clearer what might be going on. Here's /etc/ntp/step-tickers: ===== 188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206 ===== Here's /etc/ntp/step-tickers.predhclient: ===== ===== (yes, an empty file) The two IP addresses in the above are local NTP servers that, I suspect, are provided by the DHCP server at work where I plug in my laptop. Is this somehow interacting with the ntp configuration?
Comment 3 Miroslav Lichvar 2006-11-29 10:32:06 EST
Ok, dhclient is replacing the file.
Comment 4 David Cantrell 2006-11-29 12:00:02 EST
I've fixed this problem and prepared an update for FC-6. The new package is dhcp-3.0.5-1.fc6. It's currently available in the testing updates repository. Please test it out and let me know if it works so I can move it to final update status: http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/testing/6/
Comment 5 David Cantrell 2008-01-11 16:03:32 EST
Well, FC-6 is now end of life. This fix has been incorporated in to both Fedora 7 and Fedora 8 as well as rawhide.