Bug 135142 - redhat-config-date and ntpd use different driftfile parameters
Summary: redhat-config-date and ntpd use different driftfile parameters
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: redhat-config-date (Show other bugs)
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Version: 3.0
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Nils Philippsen
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Whiteboard: RHEL3U7NAK
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Blocks: 189875
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Reported: 2004-10-08 23:04 UTC by John Kerbawy
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2007-0457
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-06-11 18:54:14 UTC
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2007:0457 normal SHIPPED_LIVE redhat-config-date bug fix update 2007-06-07 22:58:12 UTC

Description John Kerbawy 2004-10-08 23:04:43 UTC
Description of problem:
It looks like ntpd was modified a while back to put its driftfile in
/var/lib/ntp/drift instead of the original location of /etc/ntp/drift.
Apparently this change hasn't made into ntp.template from

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Red Hat Enterprise 3
2. Copy /etc/ntp.conf to /etc/ntp.conf.orig
3. Run redhat-config-date and setup NTP
4. Compare /etc/ntpd.conf with /etc/ntpd.conf.orig

Actual Results:
@@ -54,7 +54,7 @@
 # by creating a temporary in the same directory and then rename()'ing
 # it to the file.
-driftfile /var/lib/ntp/drift
+driftfile /etc/ntp/drift
 broadcastdelay 0.008

Comment 1 Nils Philippsen 2005-01-15 10:34:15 UTC
fixed in CVS

Comment 2 Nils Philippsen 2005-01-15 10:35:34 UTC
just to clarify: that is "CVS contains the same ntp.conf template as current ntp

Comment 16 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-06-11 18:54:14 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,
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if the solution does not work for you.


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