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virtualbox-guest-utils as time server.




Hello,

today I update my system I got the following messages:

[quote]
$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Paketlisten werden gelesen... Fertig
Abhängigkeitsbaum wird aufgebaut.       
Statusinformationen werden eingelesen.... Fertig
Paketaktualisierung (Upgrade) wird berechnet... Fertig
Die folgenden Pakete wurden automatisch installiert und werden nicht
mehr benötigt:
  gir1.2-nm-1.0 sntp
Verwenden Sie »sudo apt autoremove«, um sie zu entfernen.
Die folgenden Pakete werden ENTFERNT:
  ntp
Die folgenden NEUEN Pakete werden installiert:
  icc-profiles icc-profiles-free
Die folgenden Pakete werden aktualisiert (Upgrade):
[/quote]

After some search I found:

[quote]
$ sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-utils
Paketlisten werden gelesen... Fertig
Abhängigkeitsbaum wird aufgebaut.       
Statusinformationen werden eingelesen.... Fertig
Die folgenden Pakete wurden automatisch installiert und werden nicht
mehr benötigt:
  gir1.2-nm-1.0 sntp
Verwenden Sie »sudo apt autoremove«, um sie zu entfernen.
The following additional packages will be installed:
  virtualbox-guest-x11
Die folgenden Pakete werden ENTFERNT:
  ntp
Die folgenden Pakete werden aktualisiert (Upgrade):
  virtualbox-guest-utils virtualbox-guest-x11
[/quote]

From debian/control:

[quote]
Package: virtualbox-guest-utils
Architecture: amd64 i386
Depends: adduser, pciutils, ${misc:Depends}, ${shlibs:Depends}
Conflicts: time-daemon, ntp
Provides: time-daemon
Replaces: time-daemon
Recommends: virtualbox-guest-dkms (= ${source:Version}) | virtualbox-guest-source (= ${source:Version}) | virtualbox-guest-modules
Suggests: virtualbox-guest-x11 (= ${binary:Version})
Description: x86 virtualization solution - non-X11 guest utilities
 VirtualBox is a free x86 virtualization solution allowing a wide range
 of x86 operating systems such as Windows, DOS, BSD or Linux to run on a
 Linux system.
 .
 This package provides the non-X11 guest utilities for VirtualBox. These
 utilities are meant to be run inside the virtual machine.
 They provide closer integration and allow to share data through shared folders
 between the host system and the virtual machine.
 .
 Either the virtualbox-guest-dkms or the virtualbox-guest-source package is
 also required in order to compile the kernel modules needed for
 virtualbox-guest-utils.
[/quote]


That is why I opened a bug[1], which was closed within 8 minutes.

I think virtualbox-guest-utils (v-g-u) have to fix the issue with ntp
instead remove it.

The main problem is that the ntp server was not designed to run inside
of a virtual machine. But is here is a server.

And one other point is the setup of the v-g-u time server. Search on
virtualbox.org[1] found nothing about it at the first two sites.


So I need your comments about it.

Many thanks!



CU
Jörg

[1] https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=878074
[2] https://www.google.de/search?lr=&hl=de&as_qdr=all&biw=1920&bih=891&btnG=Suche&q=setup+time+server+site%3Ahttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.virtualbox.org&search_plus_one=form&oq=setup+time+server+site%3Ahttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.virtualbox.org&gs_l=psy-ab.12..0i71k1l4.0.0.0.30893.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0..0.0....0...1..64.psy-ab..0.0.0....0.9742yMsKiQU
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