Bug 44301 - ntp missing step-tickers and drift files.
Summary: ntp missing step-tickers and drift files.
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ntp (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Harald Hoyer
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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Reported: 2001-06-12 15:00 UTC by Dan Yocum
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:33 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-06-12 15:00:57 UTC
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Description Dan Yocum 2001-06-12 15:00:54 UTC
Description of Problem:

/etc/ntp/step-tickers and /etc/ntp/drift files do not exist in ntp RPM
package, but are listed in files list.  

How Reproducible:

On i386, at least.  Probably on alpha as well.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install ntp RPM package 
2. rpm -V ntp
3. there is no step 3.  ;-)

Actual Results:

[root@diamond i386]# rpm -V ntp
missing    /etc/ntp/drift
missing    /etc/ntp/step-tickers

Expected Results:

[root@diamond i386]# rpm -V ntp

Additional Information:
step-tickers is (much to my chagrin) an executable.  Executables should
*not* go anywhere under /etc per the rules of, uh... that document that
defines where files should go in Linux... the LFS?  Something like that. 
Anyway, it should go under /usr/sbin.

the drift file is an empty file that, none-the-less, needs to exist for ntp
to function correctly.  You could put something that touches this in the
%postinstall section of the rpm.

Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2001-06-18 12:46:07 UTC
With the step-tickers, you are right.
# rpm -i ntp-4.0.99j-7.i386.rpm
# rpm -V ntp && echo OK
missing    /etc/ntp/step-tickers

Soon there will be:
# rpm -i ntp-4.0.99mrc2-1.i386.rpm
# rpm -V ntp  && echo OK

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