chrony as default NTP client?

Rudolf Kastl che666 at
Thu May 6 11:35:51 UTC 2010

2010/5/6 Miroslav Lichvar <mlichvar at>:
> 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.

for the desktop/default/gnome spin... but not for the full dvd i hope.
other than that having an option is a nice idea if it is less
"expensive" on resources and enough for a certain group of users
(desktop ones).
removing support for ntpd would be a completly different deal.

kind regards,
Rudolf Kastl

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