clock synchronization with ntp server in Live CD

Derek Broughton news at
Mon Jan 16 15:10:24 UTC 2006

Bob Nielsen wrote:

> On Jan 14, 2006, at 8:23 AM, Derek Broughton wrote:

>> Sure, and you could just remove /etc/init.d/ntpdate, but the next time
>> ntpdate got updated through apt it would put it back, along with
>> all the init links.
>> It's one of the problems I've noted with Debian distros and sysv
>> for years,
>> and I still can't see a good way to fix it.  We need some way to be
>> able to
>> override the init scripts that run at boot time that will survive
>> through
>> updatess.
> If you remove the symbolic link /etc/rc2.d/ntpdate, the other (rc3,
> rc4, etc.) links will remain and if ntpdate is updated the link will
> not be recreated.  

oops.  You may well be right.  I shouldn't have generalized.  Apache2
_definitely_ used to recreate symlinks.  I wanted to move it to starting
after kdm - since I only use a web server on my laptop for my own
development, I don't need to wait for the server to start before logging
in.  However, next time apache2 was upgraded it simply made a second
symlink to the init script, and caused errors in the boot sequence.  I
shouldn't have assumed, though, that that's the way _all_ init scripts get

Now that I know it doesn't _have_ to be that way, I should check whether it
still happens with apache, and if it does I'll file a bug.  Thanks

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