adjtimex - kernel time variables configuration utility

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename adjtimex_1.29-10_i386.deb
Package name adjtimex
Package version 1.29
Package release 10
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category admin admin::kernel devel::lang:c devel::library implemented-in::c interface::commandline role::devel-lib role::program scope::utility use::configuring use::timekeeping
License -
Maintainer Roger Shimizu <>
Download size 60.67 KB
Installed size 127.00 KB
This package provides a utility to manipulate the kernel time
variables.  For a machine connected to the Internet, or equipped with
a precision oscillator or radio clock, the best way to keep the
system clock accurate is using NTP (Network Time Protocol).  However,
for a standalone or intermittently connected machine, you may use
adjtimex instead to at least correct for systematic drift.  It can
optionally adjust the system clock using the CMOS clock as a
reference, and can log times for long-term estimation of drift rates.


Package Version Architecture Repository
adjtimex_1.29-10_amd64.deb 1.29 amd64 Debian Main
adjtimex - - -


Name Value
debconf >= 0.5
debconf-2.0 -
libc6 >= 2.15
lsb-base >= 3.0-6


Type URL
Binary Package adjtimex_1.29-10_i386.deb
Source Package adjtimex

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install adjtimex deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install adjtimex




2018-07-25 - Roger Shimizu <>
adjtimex (1.29-10) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/patches:
- Add 08 patch to fix FTCBFS in rebootstrap (Closes: #882577).
- Add 09 patch to fix the adjtimex.8 manual (Closes: #902300).
- Add 10 patch to fix STA_NANO issue in manpage adjtimex(8), and
what displays on command "adjtime -p". (Closes: #858668)
* debian/changelog:
- Remove trailing spaces in previous entries to make lintian happy.
* debian/watch:
- Use secure https URL when possible.
2016-10-29 - Roger Shimizu <>
adjtimex (1.29-9) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/patches:
- Add 07 patch to update manpage adjtimex.8:
. Add a few new timex status from kernel parameter.
Thanks to Chris Hiestand <>. (Closes: #759399)
. Update the example to explain --frequency calculation.
Thanks to Marco Marongiu <>.
(Closes: #743444)
* debian/contrib:
- Add a contrib script to calculate frequency from NTP drift file.
Thanks to <>. (Closes: #397182)
2016-10-23 - Roger Shimizu <>
adjtimex (1.29-8) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/patches:
- Improve precision. Thanks Christopher Alexander Tobias Schulze.
(Closes: #633082).
- Update patches to make compatible with "gbp pq" command.
* Upgrade to support debhelper 10
* debian/copyright:
- Update URL to make use of https instead of http, when possible
* debian/control:
- Add lsb-base as dependency to package shadowsocks-libev, since
the init script sources /lib/lsb/init-functions utility functions
- Bump policy version to 3.9.8 (no actual change required)
* debian/adjtimex.service:
- Add documentation line. Thanks to lintian.
* debian/rules:
- Add a few comments
- Remove hardening setting already enabled by default since compat=9
2015-12-17 - Roger Shimizu <>
adjtimex (1.29-7) unstable; urgency=medium
* remove the wrong debian/dirs line in changelog of previous version 1.29-6
* debian/patches:
- Replace patch 03 with the one by Bjarni I. Gislason, which also
minimizes the time of lock over "/dev/rtc" (Closes: #724929).
- Fix potential uninitialized memory accessing
(thanks peppe <>, Closes: #688933).
- Avoid a few gcc warnings
* debian/copyright: Add copyright for newly added patch
* debian/adjtimexconfig:
- Move tmp file during executing from /etc to /tmp.
- Code clean up.
* debian/templates + debian/config + debian/po + debian/NEWS:
- Remove the debconf whether to start adjtimex on startup, which now
depends on the existence of /etc/default/adjtimex file. By default,
there's no /etc/default/adjtimex, which is generated by running:
- adjtimexconfig is still a choice in defconf, but change to false by
default because it takes 70 seconds to execute on install/upgrade.
* debian/postinst:
- Refrain from running adjtimexconfig on configure, which is triggered by
each install/upgrade
- Refrain from starting adjtimex service on configure (Closes: #785208).
- Code clean up.
* debian/postrm:
- Code clean up.
* debian/adjtimex.init + debian/adjtimex.service: Start adjtimex service
on startup only if config file /etc/default/adjtimex is ready.
* debian/adjtimexconfig.8: Update man page

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