chrony for DEBIAN
I made the following changes to the chrony distribution to package it for
Added /etc/chrony and moved the config files there from /etc. This the
only change to the source code.
Wrote brief man pages and added a few lines to the info files explaining
how the Debian installation differs from the standard one. I also used
texi2html to generate html docs.
Created default /etc/chrony/chrony.conf, /etc/chrony/chrony.keys,
/etc/init.d/chrony, /etc/ppp/ip-up.d/chrony, /etc/cron.weekly/chrony, and
/etc/ppp/ip-down.d/chrony files and arranged for them to be installed
Arranged for a random password to be generated at installation time and
installed in chrony.keys as key 1 (unless chrony.keys already has
something in it). You may change this password if you wish.
The standard Debian chrony installation is designed for systems with an
intermittent dial-up connection. If you have such a system the most you
should need to do is edit /etc/chrony/chrony.conf a bit. If you do not
you should read the documentation and create an appropriate configuration
(you should read the documentation anyway).
The standard Debian installation does not use the real time clock
facilities. If you want to use them you will need to edit the config
files and scripts.
The scripts /etc/ppp/ip-up.d/chrony, /etc/ppp/ip-down.d/chrony, and
/etc/cron.weekly/chrony read key 1 from /etc/chrony/chrony.keys and use it
as the password to send chronyc commands. Thus you can change the
password by changing this key, but if you make the command key anything
but 1 these scripts won't work without editing.
As installed, chronyd will be started on bootup and will attempt to
contact the default server whenever you connect to your ISP.
Use 'info chrony' to read the complete documentation.
All the files in the Debian chrony package are licensed under the chrony
license (/usr/doc/chrony/LICENCE.gz) except where otherwise noted.
Support for non-Intel platforms is experimental. Also, the author suspects
that the RTC stuff (not turned on in the default configuration) does not
work on Alpha. Please test it.
The upstream version number of the previous release was 1.02. The upstream
version number of this release is 1.1. Dpkg says that 1.1 < 1.02 so I have
had to make the Debian version number 1.10.
John Hasler <email@example.com>, 12 May 1999