Bugzilla – Bug 914298
avahi-compat-* warning contains wrong link, noticable with i.e. ntpd
Last modified: 2016-04-15 11:00:43 UTC
In the journal there is a warning about ntp
ntpd: *** WARNING *** The program 'ntpd' uses the Apple Bonjour compatibility layer of Avahi.
ntpd: *** WARNING *** Please fix your application to use the native API of Avahi!
ntpd: *** WARNING *** For more information see <http://0pointer.de/avahi-compat?s=libdns_sd&e=ntpd>
the corrected link is http://0pointer.net/blog/projects/avahi-compat.html
if NTP is using the wrong API, the NTP has to fix it => assigning to NTP maintainer
If I understand correctly, issue here is not that ntp is using wrong API (actually only legacy), but that warning in regard of its usage contains not working url - http://0pointer.de/avahi-compat?s=libdns_sd&e=ntpd.
oh! ok, I can surely fix avahi to give a correct URL - but wouldn't it be even better if we would not spit out the warning ? :)
I believe that this is targeted for next release of ntp (4.2.8).
(btw: the reason for the 'wrong' URL is simply that since 2005, when this compat layer was introduced, there was supposedly enough time for packages to no longer to use the compat lib and the specific info given on the script there has been removed; only the blog post from 2005 is left available)
(In reply to Martin Pluskal from comment #2)
Hmmm ... I meant the usage of an depricated protocol ... the wrong link is na other story
(In reply to Dr. Werner Fink from comment #6)
> (In reply to Martin Pluskal from comment #2)
> Hmmm ... I meant the usage of an depricated protocol ... the wrong link is
> na other story
so my first thought of assigning this to the ntp maintainer was the correct one... reassigning again (in the meantime I have a patch for avahi that changes the address to the blog entry)
It's just a warning.
openSUSE-RU-2015:1999-1: An update that has three recommended fixes can now be installed.
Category: recommended (moderate)
Bug References: 914298,947140,948277
openSUSE Leap 42.1 (src): avahi-0.6.31-26.1, avahi-glib2-0.6.31-26.1, avahi-mono-0.6.31-26.1, avahi-qt4-0.6.31-26.1
openSUSE 13.2 (src): avahi-0.6.31-23.3.1, avahi-glib2-0.6.31-23.3.1, avahi-mono-0.6.31-23.3.1, avahi-qt4-0.6.31-23.3.1