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Bug 50974 - Missing hwclock flags in rc.sysinit
Missing hwclock flags in rc.sysinit
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-08-05 16:56 EDT by jbotha
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:22 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-06 18:41:12 EDT
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Description jbotha 2001-08-05 16:56:07 EDT
Description of problem:
Some of us still use machines with brain dead BIOSes that require hwclock
to get the --badyear flag.  There is currently no way to provide this flag
during boot time other than to edit rc.sysinit.

It would be really nice if CLOCKFLAGS could be set in /etc/sysconfig/clock.

The following simple patch achieves this:

--- rc.sysinit  Tue Jul 24 16:08:01 2001
+++ rc.sysinit.2b       Sun Aug  5 15:43:08 2001
@@ -79,7 +79,7 @@
 case "$UTC" in

It would also be nice if the installation and setup tools could include an
option to ask if --badyear should be included in /etc/sysconfig/clock.  ;)
Comment 1 Glen Foster 2001-08-06 18:41:06 EDT
We (Red Hat) should try to fix this for the next release.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2001-08-07 00:23:08 EDT
Patch added to the initscripts in 6.12-1. Adding it to the config tools I doubt
will happen at this point.

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