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Bug 64471 - servers time is not set correctly in linuxconf
servers time is not set correctly in linuxconf
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: linuxconf (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity high
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-05-06 02:08 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:42 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-08-11 17:32:57 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2002-05-06 02:08:53 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 (Macintosh; U; PPC)

Description of problem:
when using linuxconf (date&time)
with a time server, and time set to localtime.
 clicking on the accept:
  /sbin/rdate	[timeserver]
 however it should execute
 /sbin/rdate -s [timeserver] so that the time gets set and not just
 then the following command
 /sbin/clock -w --localtime stores the time correctly
 as it is its just storing the time that is already set, which may or may not be 
correct, and defeats the whole point of the exercise.

or should the user get a message to re-boot the server to install the new time, 
so that the server does not get confused , with cronjobs etc.

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Steps to Reproduce:
see above

Actual Results:  time is  only displayed but not set

Expected Results:  time should be set, or a message asking the user to re-boot 
the server to take up the new time

Additional info:

i have classed it as high, because if the server is not setting its time 
correctly, both my backups and my oracle database are running with incorrect 
info, which in the case of oracle can result in lost/corrupted data.
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2002-06-05 12:15:56 EDT
Closing because we don't ship linuxconf anymore
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2002-06-05 20:03:43 EDT
sorry that does not cut it  ,as regards a valid bug.

but if you insist in taking this attitude towards valid bugs, then you can 
consider your product range dropped  from further use by my consultancy.
have a nice day
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2003-08-11 17:32:57 EDT
As stated, linuxconf is not part of our products since Red Hat Linux 7.3, so we
aren't going to fix most linuxconf bugs in older releases.

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