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Computer Information Systems Y2K patch gums up law software
"PINCKNEYVILLE, Ill. (AP) For at least one customer of a Skokie software company, the Y2K cure was worse than the bug itself. A balky software patch distributed by Computer Information Systems Inc. to protect its customers' computers against date-related problems wound up crashing part of a software package at the Perry County Sheriff's Department.
The patch gummed up software used to track and bill for delivery of civil lawsuit notifications and subpoenas, Sheriff Keith Kellerman said.
A second version of the patch and several hours of telephone work failed to correct the problem, and Kellerman said the company has told him to expect a working version of the patch this week."
-- Philip Bogdonoff (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 11, 2000