Daniel Poirot dtpoirot at gmail.com
Mon Nov 30 23:41:37 UTC 2015

What are these "directions" of which you speak?  ;-)

I don't mind keeping an eye on the outlier operating systems... I can get
just about anything to compile.

I have "kernel and compiler" VMs for all six BSD's already setup. 

'waf configure' on OpenBSD poops out with libevent2

I have wasted many an hour trying to get gcc running on the Android QEMU
emulator VM. It is NOT going my way! 

I may have to switch to 'real' hardware instead. GCC on my phone, who would
have ever thought...

- dan

-----Original Message-----
From: Hal Murray [mailto:hmurray at megapathdsl.net] 
Sent: Monday, November 30, 2015 5:26 PM
To: Daniel Poirot
Cc: devel at ntpsec.org; hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Subject: Testing..

>From a buildbot discussion that started as a discussion about PARSE clocks.

dtpoirot at gmail.com said:
> Would there be any value in me running on 32 and 64, 
> [Open|Free|Net]BSD ahead of you?

There are several things that would be helpful.

Just setting things up and building once would be a good check that our
directions are adequate.  There are two areas that probably need
 One is just the checklist of packages that need installing.  The other is
how to actually install them.  (Code to copy/paste is probably the best
approach and I didn't get that far.)

Until the buildbot gets NetBSD working, occasionally building the latest
code on NetBSD systems would be helpful.

The other area that would be helpful is actually running the code and
keeping an eye on things to make sure that it works as well as the version
that gets distributed with the OS.

Checking that ./waf install puts things in a sensible place would help too.

The man pages used to get installed in some strange place.  I don't know if
that has been fixed.

For FreeBSD, getting it running is as simple as adding
to /etc/rc.conf, probably right after the place where you put in

On NetBSD, I edited /etc/rc.d/ntpd:
  # command="/usr/sbin/${name}"

On Fedora, I edited /usr/lib/systemd/system/ntpd.service:
  # ExecStart=/usr/sbin/ntpd -u ntp:ntp $OPTIONS
  ExecStart=/usr/local/sbin/ntpd -u ntp:ntp $OPTIONS

I'll work on some notes about what to look for.


I don't think anybody has tried it on OpenBSD yet.

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