Bug 231 - the Good Old ARC/2018 problem
Summary: the Good Old ARC/2018 problem
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 5883
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 5.2
Hardware: alpha
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matt Wilson
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Reported: 1998-11-30 10:09 UTC by pablo
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-04-14 20:25:22 UTC

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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.

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2000-04-14 20:25:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 5883 ***

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