Bug 11407 - problem with dates in the future
Summary: problem with dates in the future
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 6175
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Jeremy Katz
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: 12229 20049 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2000-05-14 14:20 UTC by Alain Wenmaekers
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:47:40 UTC
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Description Alain Wenmaekers 2000-05-14 14:20:07 UTC
After installing RH linux 6.x (and also RH 5.x) there is a problem when you
run "linuxconf". Linuxconf reports several faults in configuration files in
the form of: "httpd.conf has a revision date in the future, system time may
be wrong at some time".
RH5.x needed about 8hours to "selfcorrect the problem". RH6.x seems to work
fine after 2 hours. Probably at install time, there are some configuration
files written to disk with the wrong time-offset.
At install time I use timezone "Europe/Brussels".
hardware clock set to GMT off

If I use RH6.2 text-install and I toggle "Hardware clock set to GMT"
several times (and then I put it off again), the problem doesn't occur.
Doing thesame in the graphic install or the text installs of other RH 6.x,
the problem stays.

It is not really big problem...linuxconf is able to save all configuration
data perfectly, but it's rather annoying when it display's 10 warnings
about different configuration files.

Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-05-15 17:35:59 UTC
This is a known bug that will be resolved in the next release of the operating

Comment 2 Brock Organ 2000-06-22 21:17:30 UTC
verified ... some time zone selections cause the post install reboot to have a
date different from the installed time ...

for example, selecting Europe/London w/no GMT: reboot is -1 hours from install

Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2000-07-14 14:54:40 UTC
*** Bug 12229 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 Milan Kerslager 2000-08-11 01:29:50 UTC
After the installation (Czech, timezone Europe/Prague, +0100) are the files modified in the future (2 hours, it look like Moscow time or something like 

/etc/fstab, /etc/modules.conf, ....

Comment 5 Michael Fulbright 2000-10-31 15:53:48 UTC
*** Bug 20049 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 6 David Balažic 2001-01-15 20:55:20 UTC
Experienced this with Florence beta2.
Timezone Europe/Ljubljana ( GMT+2 )

Many files ( all the /* directories )have times in future.

Comment 7 David Balažic 2001-02-12 17:18:39 UTC
It is the same in Fisher.

Comment 8 Hans de Goede 2001-02-13 09:11:46 UTC
This is very likely related to bug 12155

Comment 9 Michael Fulbright 2001-04-04 14:30:41 UTC
Deferring until a future release.

Comment 10 Michael Fulbright 2002-04-26 19:44:31 UTC
Has anyone seen this problem with Red Hat Linux 7.2 or the recent Skipjack beta?

Comment 11 Michael Fulbright 2002-05-23 16:53:47 UTC
Closing due to inactivity - please reopen if you have additional comments to add
to this bug.

Comment 12 David Balažic 2002-11-20 20:42:37 UTC
Still present in RHL 8.0

Comment 13 Milan Kerslager 2002-11-21 13:35:17 UTC
Same in beta 8.0.90. System complain about /etc/mail/* files modified in the 
future (as init script uses command make).

Too bad, too old bug :-(

Comment 14 Jeremy Katz 2002-12-13 22:59:01 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 6175 ***

Comment 15 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:47:40 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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