Bug#548128: Similar Problem
On Saturday 12 December 2009, Frans Pop wrote:
> So, if the problem is simply that rdate fails when the current system
> time is before the epoch (1-1-1970), how about we include a trivial
> command to set the date to the epoch before calling rdate as a
> workaround until rdate gets fixed.
Martin has just tested a modified version of this program (which first
reads the system date and only sets it to the epoch if the current value
I've committed this and will upload clock-setup. Does not necessarily need
to be included in the upcoming release.