ntpclient names

Gary E. Miller gem at rellim.com
Tue Feb 21 21:13:07 UTC 2017

Yo Hal!

On Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:01:35 -0800
Hal Murray <hmurray at megapathdsl.net> wrote:

> >> 	gps-log -> ntpgpslog
> >>         temp-log -> ntptemplog
> >>         makeheat -> ntpmakeheat  
> > That works for me.  I'd make 'em shorter if I could, but don't see
> > any obvious way to do that that wouldn't reduce them to garble.   
> Those names aren't going to be typed by hand very often so I don't
> think the length is important.

I type temp-log by hand all day. But I agree, that is a very rare use

Actually, I use bash history and autocomplete, so length does not
matter to me either.

So I don't care about length either.  Got something you prefer that is
longer or shorter?

> As long as they don't get installed, I don't think the ntp prefix is 
> important.  A hyphen after the ntp might make them easier to read.

The first does get installed.  The second might be installed soon.

> We need to figure out how to handle ntpviz and friends.  I think it
> should NOT be part of the standard install set.  At a minimum, there
> should be an easy way to skip it during install.

Mark was thinking of a separate ntp-tools package or option.  Many
distros has a X package and a matching X-tools package.  We could make
that easy with a build option.

I see the vast majority of users only using ntpd.

But seriously, do you really need to save USD$0.001 of disk space?

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