I am looking for/trying to install ntpd

I am using the following Ubuntu distribution:

Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 15.10
Release:    15.10
Codename:   wily

sudo apt-get install ntpd
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package ntpd

What I do see is the openntpd - OpenBSD NTP daemon package.

Any guidance would be appreciated.


2 Answers 2


In Ubuntu's repository, it is called ntp.

sudo apt-get install ntp


According to the Ubuntu webpage Time Synchronisation with NTP:

sudo apt install ntp

The manpage for ntpd.conf says

wily (5) ntpd.conf.5.gz
Provided by: openntpd_5.7p3_1_i386

and following that link: OpenBSD NTP daemon says

This is an alternative implementation of the NTP software, made by the OpenBSD Project. It makes use of privilege separation, only implements a subset of the NTP protocol, adjusting the rate of the clock to synchronize the local clock.
Alternative packages which provide similar functionality are ntp and chrony.

So according to the description, you could use any of those (at least there are packages for ntp and crony).

  • Thank you for the reply. I installed ntp and I am poking around to examine the time broadcast frequency Your answer should also be sudo apt-get install ntp
    – Xofo
    Commented Jun 8, 2016 at 21:00

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