Bug 195936 - No warning that syncing with newly-configured NTP server has failed
Summary: No warning that syncing with newly-configured NTP server has failed
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-date
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nils Philippsen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-06-19 19:25 UTC by Zack Cerza
Modified: 2009-01-09 06:57 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 06:57:44 UTC

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Description Zack Cerza 2006-06-19 19:25:17 UTC
Description of problem:
I just did a fresh install of FC5 on an Asus W3H00V laptop. During firstboot (I
reproduced this after firstboot, also), I enabled NTP. The normal "syncing with
NTP server" dialog popped up, then went away, again like normal. But when I
logged in for the first time, the time was way off. I then found out that I had
no network connection - I still haven't debugged that - but now I understand why
NTP wasn't working.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Don't have a network connection :)
2. Enable NTP
3. Wait till the syncing seems to succeed in s-c-date
Actual results:
The syncing seems to succeed

Expected results:
A notification of failure is shown

Comment 1 Julian Sikorski 2007-03-02 00:07:23 UTC
Seconded. A dialog informing of a successful sync would be a logical follow-up.

Comment 2 Nils Philippsen 2007-10-09 15:38:35 UTC
The problem is that /etc/init.d/ntp doesn't indicate that there's been an error
while syncing with the NTP servers, so system-config-date has no chance to do
the right thing here.

Comment 3 Miroslav Lichvar 2007-10-10 14:48:46 UTC
The initscript just returns success for starting the daemon, nothing about
syncing with ntp servers. I'd suggest to replace "Contacting NTP server" with
"Starting NTP service".

Comment 4 Nils Philippsen 2007-10-11 16:26:17 UTC
My idea is to check reachability of NTP servers when starting the NTP daemon.
Unfortunately this would require some quite visible string changes, so I have to
postpone this until after F8 is out.

Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 17:29:28 UTC
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported
against rawhide during the development of a Fedora release that is no
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Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 06:57:44 UTC
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
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