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Bug 72132 - RFE: rdate (or other time sync) in Kickstart %pre section
RFE: rdate (or other time sync) in Kickstart %pre section
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2002-08-21 07:27 EDT by Andreas Luik
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:45 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-04-24 14:52:35 EDT
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Description Andreas Luik 2002-08-21 07:27:57 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.78 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.7-10 i686)

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" from the Kickstart %pre
section (where 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):

How reproducible:

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.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Andreas Luik 2002-08-21 07:30:33 EDT
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

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2002-10-01 14:21:44 EDT
Anaconda-images is for the pixmaps, not boot images :)

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2002-12-13 18:06:26 EST
Fixed in CVS
Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2002-12-20 12:38:25 EST
Time tracking values updated
Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2006-04-24 14:52:35 EDT
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.

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