Bug#397648: [pkg-ntp-maintainers] Bug#515702: Bug#515702: ntpdate: "no servers can be used" with default configuration

Colin Watson cjwatson at ubuntu.com
Mon Dec 6 12:45:52 UTC 2010

On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 03:48:03PM -0800, Jack Bates wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-02-19 at 22:35 +0100, Kurt Roeckx wrote:
> > He says he somehow ended up with a blank /etc/ntp.conf file, which
> > shouldn't happen.
> Thanks Kurt, on further investigation I realize that the ntpdate package
> does not distribute an ntp.conf file, blank or otherwise. I think the
> blank ntp.conf file I observe is a symptom of bug #397648, which has
> been forwarded upstream:
> http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=449267
> Unfortunately neither bug #397648 nor the upstream bug show any recent
> activity : (
> After deleting the blank ntp.conf file and without manually
> reconfiguring /etc/default/ntpdate, I can run ntpdate-debian

I sent a patch to the upstream bug, which I've also attached here.  See
also #606107, which I just filed on ntp with some tweaks to work around
this bug.  Applying both these sets of changes should get rid of this


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]

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