Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 231
the Good Old ARC/2018 problem
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:48 EDT
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
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.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 5883 ***