Bug 4040

Summary: timeconfig, timetool don't work
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: jwilson
Component: timeconfigAssignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Version: 5.2CC: jwilson
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Description jwilson 1999-07-14 21:22:23 UTC
I'd like to suggest that redhat fix the date problem on
alphas.
Unfortunately I have an alpha box running 5.2 which was
built back east.
It was purchased with the idea of using it as a web server,
unfortunately with the dearth of software and the linux
problems with
dbm, we've decided to go with a sun box for the web server.
Recently
with the demise of my free-bsd mail server I decided to give
the
alphalinux box another try as a mail server. Everything went
fine until
I changed the timezone and time according to the scanty
documentation.
I'm sure you're aware of the 19 year offset problem so I
won't go into
the details.I had assumed that this was fixed in 6 but from
the emails
I'm getting it obviously isn't.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-19 19:48:59 UTC
simply set the 'boot from arc console' flag and it should
be OK...

Comment 2 mchampig 1999-10-13 17:55:59 UTC
Unless of course you have a Jensen. It seems the older ARC firmware
versions have a 20 year offset bug that can't be fixed. You can
still set the clock via "-A", and the month/day/time will be OK, but
the year will always be 20 years in the future. Nothing can be done
about this other than to fix the firmware.