I was checking if our pro4 system would work in the year 2100 - started by changing the operating system date [ using a backup virtual system ].
2100 did not work, so changed the date a until i found the second things would break:
# # on debian the 'date' command sets system date # # for red hat systems, i am not sure which command is used # date 011822142038 Mon Jan 18 22:14:00 EST 2038 # 1 second later: date 011822152038 date: invalid date `011822152038' # # display the date # date Fri Dec 13 15:54:20 EST 1901
so after posting to the debian forum, i got this one line answer:
anyone with a pro4 system running on a 32-bit linux [ and perhaps windows ] system has an important issue to deal with.
NASA has lost at least one satellite - probably due to a related issue.
There are projects working on a fix for the issue. this looks promising https://github.com/e...pire/y2038/wiki
we use pro4 v4.6 on a debian 4 system , and had intended to stay with 4.6 it works perfect and our systems need few changes .
Due to this issue we will purchase a V9 pro4 and prepare to migrate if needed.
I will also try get our good old debian etch system patched .