Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72132
RFE: rdate (or other time sync) in Kickstart %pre section
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:45:45 EDT
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Description of problem:
I'm using Kickstart to install RedHat 7.2 from an install server. Of
course, the date/time setting on the machine should be correct
before files are created to get correct time stamp information.
I tried to run "rdate 192.168.1.1" from the Kickstart %pre
section (where 192.168.1.1 is the IP address of the install
server), but this fails, because rdate is not available in
the mini-root filesystem.
Could rdate (or a different time synchronization mechanism) please
added to the install image (of course this only makes sense for
the network image)?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Perform Kickstart installation with network boot and an NFS install
2. In the %pre section, run rdate <IP-address-of-install-server>
3. Observe that rdate is not found, and the time on the client
machine is not synchronized.
I forgot to mention, that it would be also required to create a /etc/services
file with the following line in it to make rdate work:
time 37/tcp timserver
Anaconda-images is for the pixmaps, not boot images :)
Fixed in CVS
Time tracking values updated
Mass-closing lots of old bugs which are in MODIFIED (and thus presumed to be
fixed). If any of these are still a problem, please reopen or file a new bug
against the release which they're occurring in so they can be properly tracked.