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Bug#436140: cdrom: Most of the system's files have a future timestamp causing at least update/config problems.



Package: cdrom
Severity: grave


I cannot determine the exact extend of the problem, but a "ls -la" in "/" reveals this:

drwxr-xr-x  23 root root  4096 2008-01-02 21:14 .
drwxr-xr-x  23 root root  4096 2008-01-02 21:14 ..
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 2008-01-02 21:13 bin
drwxr-xr-x   3 root root  4096 2007-06-10 13:50 boot
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    11 2008-01-02 19:57 cdrom -> media/cdrom
drwxr-xr-x  14 root root  4340 2007-08-05 17:49 dev
drwxr-xr-x 108 root root  4096 2007-08-05 18:35 etc
drwxr-xr-x  16 root root  4096 2007-06-10 16:00 hdb
drwxr-xr-x   5 root root  4096 2007-06-10 17:01 home
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 2008-01-02 19:58 initrd
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    28 2008-01-02 20:00 initrd.img ->
boot/initrd.img-2.6.18-4-486
drwxr-xr-x  15 root root  4096 2008-01-02 21:12 lib
drwx------   2 root root 16384 2008-01-02 19:57 lost+found
drwxr-xr-x   3 root root  4096 2007-07-17 00:55 media
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 2006-10-28 16:06 mnt
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 2008-01-02 19:58 opt
dr-xr-xr-x 111 root root     0 2007-08-05 17:48 proc
-rw-------   1 root root  1024 2008-01-02 21:14 .rnd
drwxr-xr-x   8 root root  4096 2007-06-10 16:30 root
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 2008-01-02 21:43 sbin
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 2007-03-07 23:56 selinux
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 2008-01-02 19:58 srv
drwxr-xr-x  11 root root     0 2007-08-05 17:48 sys
drwxrwxrwt  12 root root  4096 2007-08-05 18:50 tmp
drwxr-xr-x  11 root root  4096 2008-01-02 21:08 usr
drwxr-xr-x  15 root root  4096 2008-01-02 21:41 var
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root    25 2008-01-02 20:00 vmlinuz ->
boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-4-486

As you can see, for what reason ever, this installation produced future timestamps on vital directories causing update mechanisms to fail and to
complain *all the time*.

Installation history:

- CD-ROM debian-40r0-i586-netinst
- Updates taken as indicated by notifier icon

The first symptom was the notorious "ttf-opensymbol" update failure, probably caused by various font directories tagged with future
timestamps (/usr/share/fonts, /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/, ...) but this bug's effects are obviously not restricted to these places.

Since the update infrastructure fails, security fixes can no longer be applied. This however makes the system unusable.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-4-486
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)



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