Bug 81923 - ntp cant create /etc/ntp.drift.TEMP
Summary: ntp cant create /etc/ntp.drift.TEMP
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: dhcp
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Daniel Walsh
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
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Reported: 2003-01-15 08:23 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:50 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-03-04 17:10:52 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2003-01-15 08:23:01 UTC
Description of problem:
ntp expects to be able to create a drift file at /etc/ntp.drift.TEMP  The user
ntp runs under (ntp) doesn't have suficient rights to create the file. can be
fixed by creating the file and giving ownership of it to ntp

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):4.1.1-1

How reproducible: instalation

Steps to Reproduce:
1.install ntp
2.start ntp
3.check /var/log/ntp.log
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:

Comment 1 Pentti Ala-Vannesluoma 2003-01-24 17:40:22 UTC
File /etc/ntp.conf is generated automatically on bootup.
Line "driftfile /etc/ntp.drift" should be "driftfile /etc/ntp/drift"

Comment 2 Harald Hoyer 2003-01-30 12:24:39 UTC
this is pump or dhcpd... it overwrites /etc/ntp.conf

Comment 3 Eido Inoue 2003-02-06 20:45:03 UTC
pump doesn't touch ntp.conf afaict

Comment 4 Daniel Walsh 2003-03-04 17:10:52 UTC
PLease update to the current release of dhcpclient in rawhide.

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