Hi, I've just uploaded an update of clock-setup (0.97lenny1) with a workaround for a bug in rdate (see changelog for bug numbers). On some systems, when the hardware clock is not set, the system will boot with a system date before the epoch (1-1-1970). In those cases rdate fails to update the system date/time to the time obtained from an NTP server. A so hugely incorrect date causes the installation to fail later (because gpgv refuses to validate the signature of the Release file, which makes apt fail). This update to clock setup detects when the system date is before the epoch and then sets it to the epoch. When rdate is run after that, it will successfully update to the correct current date/time and thus prevent the failure of the installation. This issue has been reported for some arm NAS systems and for Apple powerbooks, so seems worth fixing for stable. The fix has been tested by Martin Michlmayr. Please accept the new version. Cheers, FJP
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