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Re: Why? mktime() failed unexpectedly (rc -1). Aborting.

Kevin and Nate:

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll live with the problem
until I can find time to upgrade to Potato, rather than 
mess with  fixing dependencies or looking for a board. 

Upgrading is easy enough, I just did it 2 weeks ago on 
my main machines. Besides, I have all my data backed up on 
tape, so even if I wind up needing to wipeand reistall, 
I'll be OK.

Meanwhile, I'll look for the RTC board that Nate mentioned
in his message. I need a couple of them at least, as I have
4 machines that have this problem.

Again thanks, this is why I choose Debian- the help is
quick, freely given and almost _always_ works.


On Thu, 10 Feb 2000, Kevin A. Foss wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 09, 2000 at 01:54:59PM -0500, David Teague wrote:
> > 
> > The machine is quite old, still has an ISA bus, circa 1993, running
> > Linux 2.0. Ihe hwclock version is ... lesseee
> > 
> > # hwclock --show
> > mktime() failed unexpectedly (rc -1).  Aborting.
> > # hwclock --version
> > hwclock 2.1/util-linux 2.6
> > 
> > OK? This didn't occur before the millenium, and may be similar to  
> > your situation. I HOPE you know a fix. If now, I will put another
> > MB in it.
> Yeah, this is a rather old version of hwclock, the version in potato is
> 2.4/2.10 I think.  The easiest thing would be to get a newer
> util-linux, or if that would require a lot of dependencies for you,
> download the source and just compile a newer hwclock for yourself.
> It may have got messed up on 1/1/2000 because somehow the century
> byte got changed in an unexpected fashion when it changed. 
> -Kevin
> -- 
> Kevin A. Foss ---- kfoss@mint.net

David Teague, dbt@cs.wcu.edu
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