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KeyserZero
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 10:34 am    Post subject: Strange boot message Reply with quote

Hey all

I know this isn't a real ppc question, but i like the people in the ppc forum and they give good support :-)

When i boot my Powerbook i got this message:
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Some Files in /etc/{init.d,conf.d} has Modification Time in Future!


What does this message mean? And whats the best way to remove it?

Thanks in advance

Greetz
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goma
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That usually means that your clock was not set properly at some point in time (either now on boot or earlier when the files were updated). Make sure your clock is set properly, and then to get rid of the message, you can do the following:
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find /etc/init.d /etc/conf.d -type f -print0 | xargs -0 touch

This will give all files in those directories a timestamp of "now". Alternatively, you could try the following:
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touch /tmp/now
find /etc/init.d /etc/conf.d -newer /tmp/now -print0 | xargs -0 touch

That will only change the timestamps of files that are dated in the future.

I had to do this for a friend of mine when we installed portage before making sure the clock was set properly. :)
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The same happened to me, also on PPC. The last packages I had emerged, I think, were blender, inkscape and korganizer, but it were processed over 100 config-files. Normally Mac OS X and Linux did never interfere. The only possibility was that after a Mac update I had to rerun ybin because yaboot did not work properly after a firmware update. But this time in Mac OS I got as well an error message concerning the date, that was on 1970! After updating it the problem in Gentoo disappeared as well!
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