Evans & Sutherland Y2K scrapyard heads-up

From: Pete Turnbull <pete_at_dunnington.u-net.com>
Date: Mon Dec 21 21:02:55 1998

On Dec 21, 21:51, Sean 'Captain Napalm' Conner wrote:

> Um, IRIX is a Unix derivative, right? What about IRIX ISN'T Y2K
> compliant? 2038 compliant, I can see, but 2000? Do these companies go
> fo their way to make stuff non-Y2k compilant?

Lots of things in many Unix versions are potentially non-Y2K compliant --
anything that handles date input/output in ASCII could be, or anything that
depends on a RTC chip that only stores the year as two digits. Common
culprits are at(1) and date(1) but SGI have a list of issues on one of
their support pages, as do Sun and some other vendors.

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Dept. of Computer Science
						University of York
Received on Mon Dec 21 1998 - 21:02:55 GMT

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