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Old 12-14-2003, 11:35 PM   #1
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Error ->Clock Skew Detected..Make may be incomplete....What's wrong?

Hello all,

When I install a software, if i get the error " Clock Skew Detected.....Your make might be incomplete", what is it all about? And how can it be corrected?

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Old 12-15-2003, 01:35 AM   #2
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It's when some of the files that are being compiled are newer then the current system time. It shouldn't be a problem. But check what time your clock is at...
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Old 12-15-2003, 02:13 AM   #3
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"make" uses the time stamp of the file to determine if the file it is trying to compile is old or new. if your clock is bonked, it may have problems compiling.

if you try to modify files at another machine with a clock time ahead by a few minutes and transfer them to your machine and then try to compile it may cough up a warning that says the file was modified from the future. clock may be skewed or something to that effect ( cant really remember ). you could just ls to the offending file and do this:

#touch <filename of offending file>

and it SHOULD compile now. at least that's what i think i did...
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Old 12-15-2003, 04:18 AM   #4
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have you logged-in using all users accounts, sometimes clock skew is detected if u continuing to use the root account and never log-in using other users.


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