Bug 246568 - Man page for ntpd specifies -c option which requires absolute path.
Man page for ntpd specifies -c option which requires absolute path.
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: ntp (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Miroslav Lichvar
Brian Brock
: 250529 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: 246258
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Reported: 2007-07-03 01:44 EDT by Wade Mealing
Modified: 2013-04-12 15:13 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2008-0077
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-01-23 09:01:22 EST
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Description Wade Mealing 2007-07-03 01:44:06 EDT
Description of problem:

The man page for ntpd specifies that the -c option requires a path to the
configuration file.  This must be absolute.

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


How reproducible:

Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. cd /tmp
2. ntpd -c "../etc/ntpd.conf"
3. Config file options dont take affect
Actual results:

Non absolute paths are ignored.

Expected results:

The man page to document this.

Additional info:

Patch for man page incoming.
Comment 1 Miroslav Lichvar 2007-08-07 04:47:00 EDT
*** Bug 250529 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-12-03 15:43:42 EST
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion, but this component is not scheduled to be updated in
the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux release.  This request will
be reviewed for a future Red Hat Enterprise Linux release.
Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2008-01-23 09:01:22 EST
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.


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