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Oracle Linux 6 : "syntax error, unexpected T_Mask" is logged when starting ntpd. (Doc ID 2019409.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 12, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 and later
Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software - Version and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux x86-64
Linux x86


The following messages are logged when starting ntpd service.  This could occur when importing ntp.conf from Oracle Linux 5 and earlier environment.  Also, this could occur when upgrading Exadata to version or later (Oracle Linux 6) from earlier version (Oracle Linux 5).


The system was recently upgraded from Oracle Linux 5 to Oracle Linux 6.  For Exadata environment, the system was upgraded to or later from earlier version.


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