The software is distributed as source code which has to be compiled.
PARTS OF THE SOFTWARE ARE HIGHLY SYSTEM-SPECIFIC AND NON-PORTABLE.
UNLESS YOU ARE RUNNING A SUPPORTED SYSTEM, BE PREPARED FOR SOME
After unpacking the source code, change directory into it, and type
This is a shell script that automatically determines the system type.
There is a single optional parameter, --prefix which indicates the
directory tree where the software should be installed. For example,
will install the chronyd daemon into /opt/free/sbin and the chronyc
control program into /opt/free/bin. The default value for the prefix
The configure script assumes you want to use gcc as your compiler.
If you want to use a different compiler, you can configure this way:
CC=cc CFLAGS=-O ./configure --prefix=/opt/free
for Bourne-family shells, or
setenv CC cc
setenv CFLAGS -O
for C-family shells.
If the software cannot (yet) be built on your system, an error message
will be shown. Otherwise, the files `options.h' and `Makefile' will
By default, chronyc will be built to make use of the readline library. If you
don't want this, specify the --disable-readline flag to configure. If you have
readline and/or ncurses installed in a non-standard location, please refer to
the chrony.txt file for information.
to build the programs.
If you want to build the manual in plain text, HTML and info versions, type
Once the programs have been successfully compiled, they need to be
installed in their target locations. This step normally needs to be
performed by the superuser, and requires the following command to be
This will install the binaries, plain text manual and manpages.
To install the HTML and info versions of the manual as well, enter the command
If you want chrony to appear in the top level info directory listing, you need
to run the install-info command manually after this step. install-info takes 2
arguments. The first is the path to the chrony.info file you have just
installed. This will be the argument you gave to --prefix when you configured
(/usr/local by default), with /info/chrony.info on the end. The second
argument is the location of the file called 'dir'. This will typically be
/usr/info/dir. So the typical command line would be
install-info /usr/local/info/chrony.info /usr/info/dir
Now that the software is successfully installed, the next step is to
set up a configuration file. The contents of this depend on the
network environment in which the computer operates. Typical scenarios
are described in the manual. The simplest case is for a computer with
a permanent Internet connection - suppose you want to use the NTP
server ntp1.foobar.com as your time reference. You would create an
/etc/chrony.conf file containing
and then run /usr/local/sbin/chronyd.