An alternative to the clock question proposed: "Should this system's hardware keep UTC time from now on?"
is: "Should this system's hardware keep UTC time starting now?" I'm not sure if "from now on" is an idiom and not understood everywhere. (I like the word henceforward, but am afraid that it's not simple enough.) To emphasize the UTC time-ness of the question the sentence could be restructured as: "Should, starting now, this system's hardware keep UTC time?" Best would be: "Should this systems hardware keep UTC time?" However, this does not work unless the installer then allows the time to be set. If the installer logic is left unchanged, the "starting now" is needed to let the user know that if the hw clock has not been set to UTC it will need to be set to UTC. (Unless there's text in the UTC explanatory blurb that I haven't paid attention to that says "You must set the system time after the install if you're not already keeping UTC time.") Given the current logic I feel some sort of reminder regarding setting the clock is needed, at least on i386 class hardware, because the hw clock seems never to come set to utc. Setting the clock is one of those things that I always forget, and that requires fussing. Hence this report. Thank you for your attention to my lengthy messages. Regards, Karl <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Free Software: "You don't pay back, you pay forward." -- Robert A. Heinlein -- To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact [EMAIL PROTECTED]