Python ntpq lands - what to do next?

Eric S. Raymond esr at
Sun Nov 6 01:43:59 UTC 2016

Hal Murray <hmurray at>:
> > Do you get correct behavior after an install to rootspace?
> [murray at glypnod play]$ ntpq -p
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "/usr/local/bin/ntpq", line 17, in <module>
>     from ntp.packet import *
> ImportError: No module named ntp.packet
> >From the install step:
> + install /usr/local/lib/pylib/packet.pyc (from pylib/packet.pyc)

Uh oh.  I think this may be a regression in waf 0.9.5.

The build production for the Python in pylib says:

    ctx(features='py', source=ctx.path.ant_glob('*.py'), install_from='.', install_path='${PYTHONDIR}/ntp')

But it seems to be ignoring that install_path argument.  I don't think that was
happening in 0.9.4.  I'll go talk to the maintainer.
		<a href="">Eric S. Raymond</a>

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