Comment 9 for bug 1598759

@knz, can you verify this still exists on your system and if so:

* Provide the version of ntp and apparmor you are using
* Command or what you do to get the error to show up

I was unable to reproduce on both xenial and yakkety. The versions I had available to me are below and the only DENIED messages from /var/log/kern.log are below in each instance when I ran 'sudo ntpd'

yakkety
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powersj@ubuntu:/var/log$ dpkg -l | grep ntp
ii ntp 1:4.2.8p8+dfsg-1ubuntu1 amd64 Network Time Protocol daemon and utility programs
powersj@ubuntu:/var/log$ dpkg -l | grep apparmor
ii apparmor 2.10.95-4ubuntu4 amd64 user-space parser utility for AppArmor

Sep 7 17:44:17 ubuntu kernel: [ 138.147239] audit: type=1400 audit(1473284657.365:17): apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" profile="/usr/sbin/ntpd" name="/usr/local/sbin/" pid=2179 comm="ntpd" requested_mask="r" denied_mask="r" fsuid=0 ouid=0
Sep 7 17:44:17 ubuntu kernel: [ 138.147316] audit: type=1400 audit(1473284657.365:18): apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" profile="/usr/sbin/ntpd" name="/usr/local/bin/" pid=2179 comm="ntpd" requested_mask="r" denied_mask="r" fsuid=0 ouid=0

xenial
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ubuntu@xenial:~$ dpkg -l | grep ntp
ii ntp 1:4.2.8p4+dfsg-3ubuntu5.1 amd64 Network Time Protocol daemon and utility programs
ubuntu@xenial:~$ dpkg -l | grep apparmor
ii apparmor 2.10.95-0ubuntu2.2 amd64 user-space parser utility for AppA

Sep 7 22:04:18 ubuntu kernel: [ 60.182587] audit: type=1400 audit(1473285858.665:15): apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" profile="/usr/sbin/ntpd" name="/usr/local/sbin/" pid=3265 comm="ntpd" requested_mask="r" denied_mask="r" fsuid=0 ouid=0
Sep 7 22:04:18 ubuntu kernel: [ 60.182675] audit: type=1400 audit(1473285858.665:16): apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" profile="/usr/sbin/ntpd" name="/usr/local/bin/" pid=3265 comm="ntpd" requested_mask="r" denied_mask="r" fsuid=0 ouid=0