Installation of NTP wording

Derek Broughton derek at pointerstop.ca
Tue Nov 10 00:28:28 GMT 2009


Kevin Hunter wrote:

> At 9:04am -0500 Mon, 09 Nov 2009, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> While I agree that the package description should be more complete, I
>> don't
>> have a problem with this being "scary".  End-users neither need nor, imo,
>> should install ntp.  The ntpdate installed by default should do the job.
> 
> Erm, unless I'm mistaken -- and I probably am 

You are.

> -- ntpdate is not installed by default,

$ apt-cache rdepends ntpdate
ntpdate
Reverse Depends:
...
  ubuntu-minimal

> or it's not enabled by default.  That's why you
> have to manually change "Configuration" to "Keep synchronized with
> Internet servers" (System -> Administration -> Time & Date).

And that is harder than installing ntp?  My experience was that I never had 
to change that configuration, anyway.


-- 
derek




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