Description of problem:
When doing automated kickstart installations to tens or hundreds of systems (and those installations could be done by people with very limited knowledge but a kickstart based boot.iso allows them to make basic installation) setting up system clock is a must when, e.g., using SSSD/Krb5 for authentication.
Ideally one could run ntpdate in %pre so that package installation dates, filesystem last mount time, etc would be sane (compared to doing ntpdate in %post which might cause clock being adjusted by several hours compared to installation phase time setting). Doing the clock adjustment via BIOS before installation is time consuming and error prone (think of UTC vs non-UTC setting) and thus a costly operation.
Please include ntpdate in install.img.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RHEL 6.0 Beta 2
ntpdate would be good to have in install.img. Correct time is also required in order to get SSL connection working, if for example communicating with a RHN Satellite server.
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issues in the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux release. It has
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Added to version anaconda-13.21.84-1
ntpdate is present in anaconda-13.21.97-1.el6.x86_64
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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