8.0-BETA1 Source Upgrade breaks NTP configuration

Vincent Hoffman vince at unsane.co.uk
Thu Jul 9 11:05:12 UTC 2009

John Marshall wrote:
> Yesterday I source-upgraded a 7.2-RELEASE-p2 test i386 server to
> 8.0-BETA1.  I have just discovered that it broke that server's NTP
> service.
> PROBLEM 1 - Existing /etc/ntp.conf overwritten
> Digging deeper, it looks like it may be due to the fact that this is a
> new supplied file and an entry for /etc/ntp.conf didn't exist in
> /var/db/mergemaster.mtree from the previous (7.2-RELEASE) run.  How
> should this be handled?
you are correct, There was a thread on -CURRENT about this recently see
 I think there was discussion of a patch to mergemaster.
> PROBLEM 2 - Default ntp.conf uses LOCAL clock

Again much discussed, a new improved version using freebsd.pool.ntp.org
and commenting out the LOCAL option was posted to the freebsd-net list
not long ago by David MAlone, hopefully to be applied soon.


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