The libevent issue (Was: Re: checking in)

Hal Murray hmurray at
Thu Nov 26 00:13:52 UTC 2015

> This is a little bad, but not unrecoverable.  Only ntpdig requires
> libevent2; ntpd, in particular, builds without it.  If we have to document
> that as a limitation I don't think we're going to lose customers over it. 

I agree with your general approach, but it's more complicated than that.

libevent2 is currently linked with ntpkeygen
I just tried removing it and it still builds.  I'll push the fix (or send an 
update) shortly.

ntpdig is the ntpdate replacement.  It's often used as part of the boot time 
startup tangle.  CentOS 7 does that.  I'm pretty sure we can work out a clean 
alternative, but we haven't done that yet.  Even if they like it, it's not 
obvious to me how long it takes for a conservative organization to merge in 
that sort of change.  They could continue to use the old ntpdate.


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