Bug#497806: Installer's clock related behvior is lame
Now that I've sent in the report...
Perhaps I should have sent two reports.
One for the bug "Clock question worded incorrectly."
and another for the enhancement request.
Is there something I should do to fix this?
My implementation note that suggests waiting
to set the time is stupid. The software clock
must be set right away to get the fs timestamps
et-al correct for the install. Halting can then
set the hardware clock from the software clock as
usual. In other words, no need to implement
the suggestion in the installer when the behavior
is already built-in to the system.
I've had the proposed design kicking around my brain
for years. Feels good to get it out. (The hard part is
writing clear language for the prompts.) I look forward
to any discussion of the proposal that may arise.
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