|Summary:||the Good Old ARC/2018 problem|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||pablo|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||Matt Wilson <msw>|
|Status:||CLOSED DUPLICATE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2000-04-14 20:25:22 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description pablo 1998-11-30 10:09:07 UTC
RH/Alpha installation will timestamp all directories and rpm install dates as year 2018 since the operator is asked about the clock format (ARC/SRM) at the *end* of the installation process, when it's a bit too late. The installer should ask if you're using ARC *before* installing the packages, and in case of Upgrade process, why not peek into /etc/sysconfig/clock? This problem has been one of the most popular topics in axp-list at least since the 4.0 days. I hope that things will change now that it's also reported here :-) It's of course easy to fix wrong dates of directories afterwards with a simple script using find, but that doesn't fix dates in the rpm database, thus breaking rpm --verify etc.
Comment 1 Mike Wangsmo 1998-11-30 15:40:59 UTC
I'm not sure we can easily correct this as it would require a radical change in the install code for Alpha. ------- Additional Comments From 10/08/99 13:13 ------- Why not ask about the date format before package install on *all* platforms...that way it would work on Alpha too. I don't see the point in making special case code or workarounds just for Alpha. It's just a matter of ordering the menus differently.