The libevent issue (Was: Re: checking in)
Eric S. Raymond
esr at thyrsus.com
Thu Nov 26 02:12:01 UTC 2015
Hal Murray <hmurray at megapathdsl.net>:
> > 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.
Just pulled it - thanks.
> ntpdig is the ntpdate replacement. It's often used as part of the boot time
> startup tangle. CentOS 7 does that.
Are you sure? I did a check on major distributions in the debate around dropping
ntpdate. I'm pretty sure I checked Fedora and they were launching with ntpd -g
like everybody else.
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