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Re: *** Warning: File `config.h' has modification time in the future

From: John Poltorak
Subject: Re: *** Warning: File `config.h' has modification time in the future
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2001 15:15:28 +0000

On Wed, Nov 07, 2001 at 03:32:55PM +0100, Guido Draheim wrote:
> Es schrieb John Poltorak:
> > 
> > For some reason I keep getting this error msg when running Make after
> > configure:-
> > 
> > *** Warning: File `config.h' has modification time in the future
> > 
> > config.h has a timestamp one hour in front of the current time.
> > 
> > Any suggestions about what could be causing this?
> > 
> > I suspect it is related to $TZ some how...
> > 
> I've seen such errors when having parts of the project mounted
> via nfs - and nfs time skew is not that uncommon when the server
> and client disagree about what time it is or the time-protocol
> does not sync them correctly in the network. It (almost) certainly 
> does not have to do with $TZ or something, - unix programs use 
> time(2)-ticks everywhere which is TZ-independent, I mean including 
> file timestamps and checks about them... HTH, cheers, guido

Many thanks for the suggestion. Indeed it was a server whose time hadn't 
been changed the other week when we reverted to Winter time. This time 
skew must also exist in other network environments, not just NFS, as I'm 
using an OS/2 based LAN Server network.


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