Version strings

Gary E. Miller gem at
Tue Jan 9 19:38:44 UTC 2018

Yo Hal!

On Mon, 08 Jan 2018 19:42:28 -0800
Hal Murray <hmurray at> wrote:

> > What's wrong with being tangled up in ntpsec's policy and library.
> > Now we just have to fix it one place, not two.  How does adding
> > complexity help here?   
> I was looking for a way to decouple simple scripts from the python
> library package.

Ditto.  Plus, making sure the scripts report their true version, not
just the version in the first python import they found.
> It all started when you wanted to be able to run stuff directly out
> of the source directory.

Not my parade, I just started following it.

> > # fgrep ntp.util  ntpclients/
> >     import ntp.util
> >                     version="ntploggps %s" %
> > ntp.util.stdversion())   
> same with

Yup.  Likely more.  And when we get the generic fix, these will be
trivial to fix.

>  Nothing ntp related with either.

Except they collect data for ntpviz which is ntpd related.

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