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Bug 82215 - An error has occured in the Date and Time module
Summary: An error has occured in the Date and Time module
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 82061
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: firstboot
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: 79578
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-20 02:08 UTC by greg hosler
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:51:15 UTC

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Description greg hosler 2003-01-20 02:08:36 UTC
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Description of problem:
Just installed Phoebe II.

nis client (with incorrect NIS domain name, by accident, but might be related).

when firstboot ran, immediately I get an error box complaining

"An error has occured in the Date and Time module"

The first callback is:

  /usr/share/ line 153

TypeError: gethostbyaddr() arguement must be String not None

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install new system. 
2. boot first time

Actual Results:  No date/time setup in first boot

Expected Results:  no error box.

Additional info:

p[ossibly relavant, possibly not. the nis domainname was wrong.

Comment 1 Brent Fox 2003-01-20 16:06:08 UTC
Do you mean NIS or NTP?  

Also, did firstboot crash immediately or did you enter a server into the NTP
entry and then click Forward?

Comment 2 greg hosler 2003-01-20 23:24:20 UTC
actually, i DID mean "NIS" (not NTP)

firstboot (as a whole) didn't seem to crash. but the date/time thingie of
firstboot did crash. I never saw the date/time screen (I am assuming that that
is where you enter the "NTP entry", yes ?

Comment 3 Brent Fox 2003-01-23 17:38:37 UTC
Ah, ok.  I don't think that NIS has anything to do with this problem then.  Did
the traceback you saw look anything like:

  File "/usr/share/redhat-config-date/", line 48, in ?
  File "/usr/share/redhat-config-date/", line 180, in __init__
    self.datePage = date_gui.datePage(self.dateBackend)
  File "/usr/share/redhat-config-date/", line 171, in __init__
    ntpServer = socket.gethostbyaddr(ntpServerIP)[0]
TypeError: gethostbyaddr() argument 1 must be string, not None

It probably appeared in a window just as firstboot was starting up, right?  If
so, then this is a duplicate of bug #82061.

Comment 4 greg hosler 2003-01-24 10:56:01 UTC
yes, looks like a dup of 82061. by the way, I _did_ do a bugzilla search (on
firstboot as I recall) before entering the bug, and nothing showed up.


Comment 5 Brent Fox 2003-01-24 19:35:52 UTC
That may be because the date/time screen in firstboot is actually the code from
redhat-config-date, so most of the bugs may have been filed against that
component.  This would explain why your Bugzilla query turned up nothing. 
Resolving as a duplicate.  Thanks for your report.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 82061 ***

Comment 6 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:51:15 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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