Reindl Harald wrote:
Am 24.11.2016 um 16:38 schrieb Syam Krishnan:
> I have KDE on Fedora 24. I have enabled 'Set data and time
> automatically' in the time settings. And my clock seems to be always in
> But I've noticed that I don't have NTP installed. DNF says that the
> packages ntp and ntpdate are not installed. I don't have /etc/ntp.conf
> So how is KDE managing 'automatic date/time setting'?
you are really late to the party
That's one half of the answer. The other half of the answer is:
Plasma now uses systemd-timedated interfaces to handle time setting. Thus,
* If you do not have any NTP implementation (neither chrony nor the old
ntpd) installed, systemd-timedated with its builtin SNTP implementation is
* If you have chrony or ntp (the old ntpd) installed, those packages have a
Recommends: timedatex. The timedatex daemon is a drop-in replacement for
systemd-timedated that takes over the interfaces and implements them using
chrony or ntpd.
If the timedated interfaces are not usable at all (i.e., if neither systemd-
timedated nor timedatex is available), Plasma falls back to the old code
using a one-time ntpdate call (which only syncs the time once and does not
keep it in sync), but that should never happen in Fedora.