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Re: Year 2000 compliance



On Wed, Jul 29, 1998 at 08:18:36AM -0700, Alexander wrote:
> Hi...
> 
> Linux has no Y2K issues aside from the BIOS. It's that simple. However,
> sometime in the 2030s, it will have some time_t problems if not fixed by
> then. They should be, although you will probably need to upgrade your
> embedded system if you want it to keep running after then.

actually...as I remember its 2038...and once it is fixed we will be good for
another 2 million years I think. hmm... think that rembedded system
will be used 2 million years form now?

AFAIK its just a matter of changing time_t to a 64 bit integer (instead of
32 bit) and recompiling everything that uses it...

actually...BTW there are (or were) some Y2K issues in linux applications.
I know as shipping hamm has 1 in some cvs package...but thats the last one.
It only really will effect databases which store dates in their own way

-Steve

> Alex
> 
> On Thu, 23 Jul 1998, Rick Fadler wrote:
> 
> > 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I'm assuming with all the year 2000 compliance hype that there
> > must be a document somewhere describing the year 2000 issues
> > related to specific Debian releases of linux.
> > 
> > Specifically, we have built an embedded system using Debian
> > version 1.3. Being an embedded system, we've stripped out most of
> > the utilities and standard packages. We now need to verify that
> > our system is year 2000 compliant.
> > 
> > Does anyone have any information on this?
> > 
> > Rick Fadler
> > NetLeaf, Inc
> > rick@netleaf.com
> > 425-643-9610
> > 
> > 
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