Bug 176921 - Errata date inconsistent
Summary: Errata date inconsistent
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Satellite 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Server
Version: 400
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mike McCune
QA Contact: Red Hat Satellite QA List
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-01-04 12:35 UTC by Nick Strugnell
Modified: 2008-10-08 14:55 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-10-08 14:55:35 UTC

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Description Nick Strugnell 2006-01-04 12:35:56 UTC
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Description of problem:
On satellite 4.0.1 (installed with en_GB.UTF-8) the date of an errata is reported in DD/MM/YY format. However on RHN hosted 4.0.1 the date of an errata is reported in MM/DD/YY format.

Check RHSA-2005:420 for an example, the issue date is:

6/8/05 on the satellite
8/6/05 on hosted

I suggest that we use a non-ambiguous date format in order to prevent confusion among clients - MM/DD/YY is only used in the US to my knowledge.

Perhaps DD-MMM-YY (e.g. 27-Sep-05) would be better?

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Satellite 4.0.1

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RHN satellite (not sure if locale has an impact on this)
2. Search for an errata 
3. Compare errata issue dates

Actual Results:  Issue date on satellite appeared different from that on RHN hosted due to using different date format.

Expected Results:  Date format should be consistent and non-ambiguous.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jan Pazdziora 2007-07-12 10:59:55 UTC
This bug is filed against RHN/Satellite Server but it blocks bug 218517 --
rhn510h-triage. I assume this is not correct and it should be moved to
rhn510s-triage or converted to use the sat-5.1.0 flag.

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