Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 63707
Include rdate in stage2.img for use by %pre scripts
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:52:55 EDT
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Description of problem:
A way to automatically set the local clock of a system to the correct time
should be provided by the installer.
hwclock is already included to write a time to the RTC. rdate would allow
"system time" to be set from an install server. rdate service is include in the
default servers with xinetd and is simple to enable.
Alternatively, syntax could be added to anaconda, but rdate seems simpler...
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
rdate version 1.2 has patches required to make this work. /etc/services does
not exist in the install environment and rdate before 1.2 fails with:
rdate: time/tcp: unknown service
This same problem exists with the rsh, rcp and rlogin programs currently
included in stage2.img See bug 63706
Deferring to a future release
Added in cvs
Time tracking values updated