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Bug 2233 - xntp spec file does not create a file
xntp spec file does not create a file
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xntp3 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
: 3950 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 1999-04-17 09:27 EDT by R P Herrold
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-05-15 15:21:54 EDT
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Description R P Herrold 1999-04-17 09:27:28 EDT
/root]# rpm -V xntp3
missing    /etc/ntp/step-tickers

... the file is 'manifested' and appears to be a 'config'
class file -- although not so defiled in the config file.

it needs to be -touched' to create it, and highlighted as a
'config' class file.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-04-17 11:40:59 EDT
The file /etc/ntp/step-tickers contains the names of reference
hosts that can be used by /etc/rc.d/init.d/xntpd to initially set the
system clock. The file is already marked
	%ghost %config(missingok)
Comment 2 R P Herrold 1999-04-17 16:45:59 EDT
... and how does that fix that fact that rpm -V reports.  This implies
a problem [under that principal that a proper unix program runs
silently if there is no problem], even if it IS to std-out?

Do you want me to transfer this to RPM as initially suggested?

[root@swampfox autorpm]# rpm -V xntp3
missing    /etc/ntp/step-tickers
[root@swampfox autorpm]# rpm -V xntp3 > /dev/null
[root@swampfox autorpm]# rpm -V xntp3 2> /dev/null
missing    /etc/ntp/step-tickers
[root@swampfox autorpm]#
Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 1999-05-15 15:21:59 EDT
This "bug" revolves around the interpretation of the word missing
and how that should be implemented in rpm and has nothing to do with
xntp3. There is already a best effort to package xntp3 to take into
account that the file is a configuration file that is used by the
package but is not part of the package.
Comment 4 Jeff Johnson 1999-07-08 18:36:59 EDT
*** Bug 3950 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

It seems that the file /etc/ntp/step-tickers is missing from
the rpm package.  I verified this:
rpm -Vp xntp3-5.93-12
missing    /etc/ntp/step-tickers

The result was the same for the file from the CD and one of
the download mirrors.

Wally Taylor

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