Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Re: ntp by default on servers in Vivid

On 22 October 2014 14:51, Robie Basak <> wrote:
> I'd like to seed ntp in both server and cloud-image in Vivid. Servers
> should maintain the correct time by default. Please make any objections
> now.
> Right now, ntpdate is seeded in minimal. It makes little sense to have
> both ntpdate and ntp installed.
> So is there some mechanism I can use to have ntpdate not appear in
> server and cloud images? I think we need to move ntpdate out of minimal
> for this. Would it be acceptable to move ntpdate to the desktop-common
> seed or something?
> To try and confirm that this is sensible for all use cases, here's a
> brainstromed list. It seems to me that the only downside is a little
> extra used space in the LXC case.

I'd be in-favor for Ubuntu to adopt systemd-timesyncd.



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