[arch-general] hwclock and openntpd

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Fri Jun 10 07:45:03 EDT 2011


On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 1:05 PM, Paul Gideon Dann <pdgiddie at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've found this gnawing at me since I read it.  I originally started using
> OpenNTPD because it was smaller, lighter, and easier to configure.  However,
> it's disappointing that it doesn't deal better with the hardware clock.
> Searching around for more information, I discovered that OpenNTPD is not
> currently well supported for Linux, and the "portable" version that our
> package is based on is lagging significantly behind the mainline.
> I've heard a few people mention Chrony as a good alternative, and I like the
> sound of it.  There's an AUR package, but no Wiki entry.  Has anyone given
> Chrony a shot, or have any strong opinions about it?

I don't know about Chrony, but I was in the same situation as yourself
when I found out about the status of OpenNTP. I tried installing the
regular ntpd, and it was actully very simple to set up, and not
particularly huge, so I'm using that.

PS A solution for OpenNTP is to call "hwclock --systohc" when it stops.


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