Time enough, and more

Ade Lovett ade at freebsd.org
Thu Nov 13 23:17:14 PST 2008

A plea, since there currently appears to be a worldwide epidemic of  
broken timepieces.

If you (that'd be the generic you) see a port "miraculously fail",  
with something like the following in the configure output:

checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c -o root - 
g wheel
checking whether build environment is sane... configure: error: newly  
created file is older than distributed files!
Check your system clock

Please, take the few milliseconds (or not, as the case may be, after  
all, your clock is broken) to actually READ the message and take  
appropriate corrective action, BEFORE sending out emails to the poor  
sod in "Please report the problem to ...", varying from a state of  
utter confusion, to formal explanation required as to why I'm hacking  
your system.

Thanks awfully.

Love and kisses.


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