Subject: Re: [htdig] Is there a patch available to "Document.cc" (3.0.8b2, htdig module) to fix leap year problem??
From: Geoff Hutchison (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Mar 06 2000 - 17:37:10 PST
On Mon, 6 Mar 2000, William J. Fletcher wrote:
> Knowing that we need to upgrade, (we are eventually) can someone help
> me out with the fix for Document.cc to deal with the leap year problem?
No offense, but I wouldn't make it "eventual." If you look at the release
notes, you'll see that the upgrade will fix several document database
corruption bugs, a long list of other bugs, and of course a few security
fixes (not the least of which allows a remote user to view files).
Upgrade sooner, not later. I can't stress that too much.
> I'd prefer getting a fix from the dev team as opposed to cooking my
I'm having a hard time remembering the code as of 3.0.8b2. If memory
serves, getdate() calls timegm() if it's available on the system, but
often uses htlib/timegm.cc. This has the Y2K problem, though I don't
remember where--I think it doesn't taken the century rule into effect.
Since fixing the bug once it's in the database requires reindexing, you'll
be just as safe reindexing with the new version...
Williams Students Online
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