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Re: kernel update last night overwrote my grub.conf



On Thu, 08 Jan 2009 10:56:17 -0500, Gene wrote:

> On Thursday 08 January 2009, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> >On Thu, 08 Jan 2009 09:53:41 -0500, Gene wrote:
> >> Also, a recent ntp update
> >
> >What "recent ntp update" do you refer to? Give version and release,
> >please. Use details from "rpm -qa --last|grep ntp" and
> >"grep ntp /var/log/yum.log"
> 
> Fedora 8, sorry.
> 
> [root coyote etc]# rpm -qa --last|grep ntp
> ntp-4.2.4p4-1.fc8                             Tue 18 Nov 2008 11:34:03 AM EST
> [root coyote etc]# grep ntp /var/log/yum.log
> [root coyote etc]# 

That's an update from April/May 2008:

  https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F8/FEDORA-2008-3170

An install date of "18 Nov 2008" suggests that probably you reinstalled
Fedora 8 on that day.

If that is not true, perhaps you removed+installed "ntp" without
switching it on for any run-level.

> >> removed /etc/rc3.d/S58ntpd,
> >
> >It doesn't do that. Only upon unstalling the "ntp" package from your
> >system, it also stops the service and removes the run-level symlinks.
> 
> I am sure it was there after the re-install on Nov 18th, and I'm the only 
> user, so that leaves the possibility that ext3 has done an ntfs on me, and 
> deleted a random file.

Aha, a re-install on Nov 18th indeed. That matches my theory. There
hasn't been any ntp update for Fedora 8, however. And the package
doesn't touch the run-level scripts. ntp defaults to off and doesn't
remove any symlink until you uninstall the package. You can examine
"rpm -q --scripts ntp" if you like.

Looks very much as if you're chasing ghosts.


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