NTPD issues with latest DietPi image?

Anyone else had issues with the latest Raspberry Pi image of DietPi?
I was trying to check up on the issues reported in the thread concerning Audiophonics i-Sabre DAC and its non-latching power button.
I didn’t get that far… My Raspberry Pi 2B which is contained in the RaspDAC LTE chassi cannot initialize itself as it cannot get in touch with the NTPD (Time-server). I tried different time servers, none gives any response and i am stuck in a loop.
It does however perform all the necessary connection checks with dietpi.com etc. And i can continue the setup using manual override…

@Dan_Knight, any ideas?

I had the same problem on the weekend when I went to check for updates. I just gave up for the time being and was going to look at it again on the weekend.

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Well, i just thought i’d update my Tinkerboard so i retrieved the latest DietPi image and etched it to a microSD. The NPTD issues are still here, no way of getting in touch with any NTP server for me. However the behaviour with the Tinkerboard is a bit different? Maybe @Dan_Knight did some changes? Here the Override option is directly available in the NTP dialogue. Seems to have a lot of errors during initialization also.
Issues with locales also, just like in the Raspberry image… Defaulting to british i think.
The install/upgrades seem to complete successfully though, and the Tinkerboard reboots after getting up to 6.6.
A lot of these it seems?:

  • exit_code = 100
  • VERSION:v6.6 | HW_MODEL:52 | HW_ARCH:2 | DISTRO:4

Log file contents:
Ign:11 https://deb.debian.org/debian-security stretch/updates/main Translation-e
Ign:12 https://deb.debian.org/debian-security stretch/updates/contrib armhf
Ign:13 https://deb.debian.org/debian-security stretch/updates/contrib all
Ign:14 https://deb.debian.org/debian-security stretch/updates/contrib
Ign:15 https://deb.debian.org/debian-security stretch/updates/contrib
Ign:16 https://deb.debian.org/debian-security stretch/updates/non-free all
Ign:17 https://deb.debian.org/debian-security stretch/updates/non-free armhf



We are aware of some users having issues with time sync, however, unsure of the cause at the moment.

Please see this ticket for discussion and tests:

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Thanks for the reply Dan!
There seem to be some other issue with the certificate store on the nanoPi NEO series of images though?:

It seems the local cert store needs to be updated, as i can connect to https://deb.debian.org without issue in my browsers?

Hi Mikael,

Thanks for the report. I’ll check the image locally. Is this on a fresh install?

Please verify the following package is installed:

apt-get install debian-archive-keyring -y

Appreciate the swift reply Dan!

After the previous message about the non-trusted cert, your command gives this reply:

root@DietPi:~# apt-get install debian-archive-keyring -y
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
debian-archive-keyring is already the newest version (2017.5).
debian-archive-keyring set to manually installed.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

I tried


And it worked just fine? Didn’t expect that… But after the required reboot after getting up to date:
(This is my NanoPi NEO2)
It seems i CAN get on with my install after all…

It looks like the connection issues were related to the previous NPTD problems.They are evident here too, but after setting locale, time zone and setting date and time it works! :slight_smile:

[ OK ] DietPi-Software | Connection test: https://deb.debian.org/debian/

Hi Dan,
I am still getting this issue on my Allo USBridge with latest 6.12 installed which its supposed to be fixed. . Any ideas>