Bug 72396 - firstboot thinks the time is when firstboot started, even if I start filling it in a day later
Summary: firstboot thinks the time is when firstboot started, even if I start filling ...
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: firstboot   
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Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Brent Fox
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Keywords: FutureFeature
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Reported: 2002-08-23 14:21 UTC by Telsa Gwynne
Modified: 2007-03-27 03:56 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-24 18:36:05 UTC
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Description Telsa Gwynne 2002-08-23 14:21:18 UTC
GUI install of (null): personal desktop. Performed by someone else, not
me, left at firstboot for me to set up as I pleased. I think this may be
a fairly common scenario.

38 hours later, I recall this. it's sitting on the first page. go to
next page, time setup. firstboot thinks it's still 38 hours ago in the
form fields when I can tweak the date and time, and is showing the real time
just above that. Exceedingly perplexing to se 15:10:31 (etc) ticking on and
the forms containing 1 (why not 01 for 24 hours clock, btw?) for hour, 14
for minutes, etc. 

I think it should look for the time when the time screen is selected, not
when firstboot starts, if this is possible.

Comment 1 Brent Fox 2002-08-29 21:08:23 UTC
There are a few issues here.  
1) I don't know of a way for GTK SpinButtons to format numbers with a leading
zero like "01", "02", and so on.  Perhaps there is a way, but I couldn't figure
it out after a few minutes.
2) Probably the correct way to fix this problem is to have a proper Gtk clock
widget like Windows and MacOS have, but that's not going to happen for this release.

Comment 2 Brent Fox 2002-08-29 21:10:05 UTC
Ok, I've changed it to update the time in the entry widgets every time the date
screen is entered.  This should fix things.

QA, please verify with redhat-config-date-1.5.2-8 and firstboot-1.0.1-5.

Comment 3 Brent Fox 2003-06-24 18:36:05 UTC
Resolving as 'Currentrelease'.  Please reopen if you still see the problem in RHL 9.

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