chrony as default NTP client?

Miroslav Lichvar mlichvar at
Thu May 6 11:10:36 UTC 2010

On Wed, May 05, 2010 at 09:39:52PM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> Mail Lists <lists at> writes:
> > On 05/05/2010 09:35 AM, Miroslav Lichvar wrote:
> >> With the latest improvements in the chrony package related to
> >> NetworkManager and name resolving I think it is now good enough to
> >> replace ntpd in the default configuration and the configurations
> >> supported by system-config-date.
> >  I think this is a terrible idea.
> Yes.  I certainly wouldn't use it, and especially object to the proposed
> strong-arm tactics of eliminating all configuration support for ntpd.
> The case for making chrony default is weak enough, and the case for
> throwing roadblocks in the way of people who prefer ntpd is nonexistent.

I'm not suggesting to remove the ntp support from s-c-d, just to add a
support for chrony and change the dependency to a name provided by
both packages and marking chrony as default in the comps.

Miroslav Lichvar

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