ntptrace: Command not found.

Alex Zbyslaw xfb52 at dial.pipex.com
Mon Feb 25 23:09:39 UTC 2008

Per olof Ljungmark wrote:

> Hi,
> Some confusion here. A fresh 7.0-PRERELEASE install, sources from 
> yesterday, no ports installed yet.
> I usually configure ntpd as part of the setup procedure and check back 
> later if it is syncing. Well, today I was in for a surprise I cannot 
> explain:
> %/usr/sbin/ntptrace
> /usr/sbin/ntptrace: Command not found.
ntptrace is a perl script.  On my system it starts:

#! /usr/local/bin/perl -w

and if that is missing the diagnostic is Command not found.

Install perl!

Looks like all base dependencies on perl haven't quite gone away.


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