Is Linux Year 2000 Compliant?

Is Linux Year 2000 Compliant?

Post by Suave' » Tue, 17 Mar 1998 04:00:00

What web pages discusses this for Linux?


Is Linux Year 2000 Compliant?

Post by Christopher Brow » Wed, 18 Mar 1998 04:00:00

Quote:>What web pages discusses this for Linux?

See: <>

The final subpage collects all of the links to Y2K issues relevant to
Linux that I have been able to collect.

Just be thankful Microsoft isn't a manufacturer of pharmaceuticals.


1. Is Linux year 2000 compliant?

Good point--many Linux systems can run for months, even years,  without
rebooting.  I've only had to reboot my Linux box when installing internal
hardware (new sound card) or physically moving the system.  

Hmmm... my memory is a bit foggy,  but I tried it out on all my family's
PC's,  and I got these results:

1.  Packard Bell i8088 (XT, MS-DOS, 1989):  Pass
2.  IBM PS/1 i486/33  (ISA,  Win95, 1994):  Fail
3.  Hand-built K5     (PCI,  Linux, 1997):  Pass

However,  I can't seem to figure out how to set the hardware clock from
under Linux.  I've set thigs up so the Linux box synchronizes with a
trusted host whenever I connect to the Internet,  and the Win95 box uses
NET DATE every time a user logs on.

All of my system logs are kept with 4-digit ASCII dates;  I suppose I
could look at the source for all the routines and check whether they do
things right,  but the logs automatically come out in order of true
chronology anyway,  and I don't have any automated tools that sort them on
a date basis,  so i don't consider it essential to do so.

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