[Mageia-dev] Proposed Feature: Chrony as default NTP client

Colin Guthrie mageia at colin.guthr.ie
Wed Jun 13 16:13:27 CEST 2012

'Twas brillig, and David Walser at 13/06/12 15:05 did gyre and gimble:
> Olav Vitters <olav at ...> writes:
>> On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 06:30:46AM -0700, David Walser wrote:
>>> As Fedora has done, the proposal to change the default NTP client to chrony:
>>> https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Feature:ChronyDefaultNTP
>> Note that systemd has some deamon to control "NTP":
>> http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/timedated
> Thanks for pointing that out, it's a new thing that I wasn't aware of.
> Fedora has just added it to their ntp package:
> http://pkgs.fedoraproject.org/gitweb/?p=ntp.git;a=commitdiff;h=a05ddcca8f863e9d2585271207bad00da4b30e6f
> We'll pull that change in the next time we update our ntp package and its
> systemd unit file.

I already made the important part of that change in mga2 prior to release:


We differ from fedora which effectively mades it static when installed
(i.e. no way to disable it), whereas we still provide a way to disable
it should the user wish (although it is enabled by default).

> They also added it to chrony, which we'll get when we import it:
> http://pkgs.fedoraproject.org/gitweb/?p=chrony.git;a=commitdiff;h=f56b1f868382bd6c4a2774e39bb4d9004c79c953

Yup. I'm not sure if we should take the same course of action as ntp
(make them both still optional if installed) of if the packages
themselves should conflict or similar. I'm not sure what kind of havoc
is wreaked when both ntp and chrony are installed together.

>> Suggest MCC and so on make use of that as much as possible. If you
>> agree, please add to feature page.
> What changes would need to be made in MCC for this?

Basically make it use the dbus service exclusively to adjust the time
and timezone (tho' there may still be some files to be written with zone
information etc, but I'm not 100% sure without looking properly)



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