Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 4040
timeconfig, timetool don't work
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:51 EDT
I'd like to suggest that redhat fix the date problem on
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
dbm, we've decided to go with a sun box for the web server.
with the demise of my free-bsd mail server I decided to give
alphalinux box another try as a mail server. Everything went
I changed the timezone and time according to the scanty
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
I'm getting it obviously isn't.
simply set the 'boot from arc console' flag and it should
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.