Bug 8126 - elm 2.4x severe y2k problem
Summary: elm 2.4x severe y2k problem
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: elm
Version: 5.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
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Reported: 2000-01-03 03:59 UTC by flaps
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-01-03 03:59:43 UTC

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Description flaps 2000-01-03 03:59:43 UTC
In the version of elm distributed with redhat 5.2, the current year (2000)
is stated as "100" when you send a message.  This problem seems not to
exist in the redhat 6.0 elm.  The source code fix is undoubtedly trivial
(change a "tm_year" to "tm_year+1900" somewhere, to use four-digit years).
Alternatively just compile elm 2.5x for glibc 2.0 or whatever it takes to
make it able to run on a redhat 5.2 system.  The elm "errata" rpm for 5.0
(and 5.1?) seems to be the same as the redhat 5.2 distributed rpm, namely
elm-2.4.25-14; so this also applies to redhat 5.0 and can hopefully use the
same bugfix rpm.  Presumably redhat 4.2 has the same problem too, if you're
still supporting that.

Let me know if you'd like me to track down the appropriate "tm_year" in the
source code, if you want to go that route rather than the 2.5x route.  (I
assume this will be trivial upon investigation but I'm happy to do it if it
turns out not to be.)


Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-01-19 23:35:42 UTC
Somehow, a package (2.5.1) was built for 5.2 but I can't see that we released
it. I'm sorry about that. Rebuilding the SRPM for one in 6.x series should work
just fine, though - and if you mail me, I can send you the RPM. To repeat - I'm
sorry about that.

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