Possible bug - Why does lubuntu-desktop require the ntp daemon?

Asked by jespestana on 2015-11-11

Dear developers of the lubuntu-desktop package,

I was considering filing this issue as a bug, but since I am not experienced on bug reporting I decided to ask about it first.

I am working with a small computing platform as part of my research, an Odroid XU3. For information about this platform you can check this website:
Basically it is a small computer that is equipped with a relatively powerful ARM processor.

My issue, is that for my work I need to synchronize the clocks among various machines connected through LAN and WLAN networks. For this purpose we have been using quite successfully "chrony", https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/chrony . The problem is that "chrony" (sudo apt-get install chrony) requires the uninstallation of the "ntp" package. Then, because "ntp" is required by "lubuntu-desktop", we also need to remove the lubuntu GUI.

Then, the bug would be "easily reproducible":

- Clean install of lubuntu on an Odroid XU3
- Go to terminal: sudo apt-get install chrony
- This requires the removal of ntp.
- The removal of ntp causes the removal of lubuntu-desktop

So my question is, is it be possible to run lubuntu-desktop without ntp, or alternatively with chrony? If any of these are possible, how can it be achieved?

I hope that I could clarify the issue that I am facing with lubuntu-desktop, ntp and chrony,
Thanks a lot for your help!
Best regards,

Jesús Pestana

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

I suggest you report a bug

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