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Re: year-2000 testing

bruce@pixar.com (Bruce Perens) writes:
> If you can do so, please try running your system with the date in the year
> 2000 for a while. Richard Stallman asked if we had tested that GNU software
> is free of year-2000 problems, and I think it's a good idea. Fortunately
> we don't have too many COBOL programs :-) .

Seriously, someone grab a copy of the Packages file for the alpha
dist---all of those programs have run with the year past 2000 for
several weeks on my AXP box.

It comprises almost all of the GNU utils---or most of the fairly
mainstream ones.

You see, the standard clock executable didn't know about the fact that
the firmware kept the time based from 1980...


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