[R] "clock skew" when building libraries

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Fri Jun 18 16:52:28 CEST 1999

ramon diaz-uriarte <rdiazuri at students.wisc.edu> writes:

> make: *** Warning: File /usr/lib/R/etc/Makeconf' has modification time in the
> future (938981789>929390309)
> make: *** Warning: Clock skew detected. Your build may be incomplete
> Files in the etc, bin, afm, and doc directories have date of 3-Oct-1999.
> However, the directories themselves have the right date (7-June-1999). What
> have I done wrong? Should I worry or do something?  Note that the libraries
> (lme, survival5, MASS,integrate) seem to be working OK.

Just wait until Oct 4 and everything will clear up....

No, seriously:

I don't think there's reason to worry, and Martyn Plummer can probably
explain how this has happened. (I think it originates in the .rpm
file. Quite possibly, he forgot to set the clock on his new RedHat6.0

To fix (as root) it should suffice to do 

touch /usr/lib/R/etc/Makeconf

- or maybe

find /usr/lib/R -type f | xargs touch

(The former changes the date of a specific file to "now", the later
does it to all files under /usr/lib/R)

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