conf/145530: ntpdate rc needs wpa_supplicant to go online

Piotr Smyrak smyru at
Thu Apr 8 22:10:04 UTC 2010

>Number:         145530
>Category:       conf
>Synopsis:       ntpdate rc needs wpa_supplicant to go online
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Apr 08 22:10:03 UTC 2010
>Originator:     Piotr Smyrak
>Release:        FreeBSD 8.0-STABLE amd64
FreeBSD 8.0-STABLE FreeBSD 8.0-STABLE #0: Sun Mar 14 17:22:16 CET 2010     root at dsk:/usr/obj/amd64/usr/src/sys/SMYRU  amd64
Since I started to use wifi card with wpa_supplicant after upgrading to 8-STABLE on every boot ntpdate rc will fail to sync with time server, since it is run before wpa_supplicant does its work.

See this thread:

$ rcorder /etc/rc.d/*|grep -nE 'ntpdate|wpa'

1. disconnect any wired NIC
2. setup wifi to be configured via wpa_supplicant
3. set ntpdate_enable in rc.conf
4. reboot
Add wpa_supplicant to REQUIREs in ntpdate


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