This bug was fixed in the package freeipa - 3.1.2-0ubuntu1

freeipa (3.1.2-0ubuntu1) raring; urgency=low

  * Merge from unreleased debian git.
    - new upstream release
    - doesn't use chkconfig anymore (LP: #1025018, #1124093)
    - drop -U from the ntpdate options (LP: #1149468)
 -- Timo Aaltonen <>   Thu, 07 Mar 2013 14:10:03 +0200

** Changed in: freeipa (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Fix Released

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  ipa-client-install ntpdat -U option

Status in “freeipa” package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  ipa-server-install fails to configure date and time agains ipa server
  because there is no -U option in ntpdate program.

  /usr/sbin/ntpdate -U ntp -s -b 

  /usr/sbin/ntpdate: unknown option -U

  From red-hat man page of ntpdate

  -U user_name
       ntpdate process drops root privileges and changes user ID to user_name 
and group ID to the primary group of server_user.

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