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Joel Sherrill joel at
Wed Nov 25 18:17:53 UTC 2015

I have been attempting to build on CentOS/RHEL 6 and 7. I filed tickets
based on experiences on each

CentOS 6 does not have an RPM for libevent2. Thus without special work by
each person building NTPsec, it won't build. AFAIK this distribution is the
latest RHEL approved for use on DoD networks. I could not find a STIG for
RHEL 7 so any organization which requires the DISA STIG to be applied is
stuck at 6.

My CentOS 7 was missing a package and the build didn't disable the
reference clocks that depended on it. Ticket filed.

The CentOS 6 issue raises some questions. Did we intend to support this OS?
Long term, it highlights the problem of assuming a newer external support
library is going to be part of a LTS OS distribution. I don't know if this
was on the master list of supported OSes and checked when libevent2 as a
dependency was discussed. I don't recall having a checklist OSes to ensure
we checked all.

On Nov 24, 2015 11:01 PM, "Mark Atwood" <fallenpegasus at> wrote:

> Hi everyone.
> Sorry for going silent for half a week, I'm helping to build Yet Another
> 501c6 open source project foundation to wrap around Yet Another big
> multi-company open source project.  When it announces foundation formation,
> I'll say what it is.
> I'll backtrack this evening and tomorrow morning through list emails to
> catch up.
> Also, this is a good time for everyone to chime in with what things you've
> got working this past week, and what you thing you will be hacking on next
> week.  ("Next week" being modulo the US Thanksgiving Holiday).
> Thanks!
> ..m
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