[CentOS-devel] CentOS 5.2 todo list

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at gmail.com
Fri May 23 17:00:02 UTC 2008

On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 9:33 AM, John Summerfield
<debian at herakles.homelinux.org> wrote:
> Les Mikesell wrote:
>> Ralph Angenendt wrote:
>>> John Summerfield wrote:
>>>> My dhcp server offers an ntp server; _that_ is the one I want used. It
>>>>  seems weird to me that it isn't.
>>> Nobody forbids you to use that. We are just changing the *default*
>>> stuff for the time configuration utility and the *default* config for
>>> ntpd.
>> I think what he means is that if the dhcp server supplies the option for
>> ntp servers, they should be installed and used automatically more or less
>> like dns servers are - unless you have set an option to override with a
>> different setting.
> Exactly. At present, the offering is either ignored ... or I've made a goose
> of myself again.

It shouldn't be ignored out of the box.. my system got an updated ntp
but I am not sure if I changed it later. I will have to do a reinstall
to make sure... but it looks like its not ignoring.

> I don't feel like doing a manual install right now to see what goes on, but
> I can't find a RH-ish system that isn't using the value offered by my dhcp
> server. Even on C4.

Thats weird. I need to check my boxes again.

> I do think one shouldn't be asked about timezone info by Anaconda if the
> DHCP server provides it, and I'm sure it still does, but that isn't what I
> had in mind.

Thats a bit more of a change.. I think it would need to be an upstream
change first.

Stephen J Smoogen. -- BSD/GNU/Linux
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in a naughty world. = Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice"

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