Debian Etch 2038 date issue.

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Debian Etch 2038 date issue.

Postby robfantini » 2018-12-03 10:37

our company uses software that must run on Debian Etch - it has to do with system libraries. more on that if interested later. The software is not replaceable. It is upgradeable at a high cost in dollars and work.

our big issue is this - there seems to be a limit in Etch that prevents a date past 2038-01-18 .

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# date  011822142038
Mon Jan 18 22:14:00 EST 2038


1 second later:
# date  011822152038
date: invalid date `011822152038'

# date
Fri Dec 13 15:54:20 EST 1901



I have tripled checked that and will check some more.
the kernel is:
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2.6.26-bpo.2-686 #1 SMP Fri Jan 22 13:04:53 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux



Does anyone have a way around that date limitation?
Last edited by robfantini on 2018-12-07 17:27, edited 4 times in total.
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Re: Etch date issue.

Postby piper » 2018-12-03 11:26

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Re: Etch date issue.

Postby robfantini » 2018-12-03 11:56

Thank you for the answer,

With research I discovered that there is hope that the issue will get fixed.
https://github.com/evalEmpire/y2038/wiki
https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2 ... 00035.html


Our business depends on this software , so we can not just hope that the issue will be fixed .
We will therefore we will purchase an upgrade to our software so that it runs on stretch. And work to be ready if needed to move all our software systems .

PS
That NASA lost a $40 million project , probably due to "craft tracked time in one-tenth second increments since January 1, 2000, and stored it in a signed 32-bit integer...."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_Impact_(spacecraft)#Contact_lost_and_end_of_mission
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