|Summary:||/etc/localtime regeneration after modification of /etc/sysconfig/clock|
|Product:||Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1||Reporter:||Roger Nunn <rnunn>|
|Component:||initscripts||Assignee:||Bill Nottingham <notting>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Brock Organ <borgan>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2003-09-05 16:24:07 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Roger Nunn 2003-09-04 14:00:23 UTC
Description of problem: /etc/localtime never regenerated after changes were made to /etc/sysconfig/clock Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: always Steps to Reproduce: 1.edit /etc/sysconfig/clock (changeing timezone for example.) Actual results: the date command returns the old timezone value even after reboot as it relies on /etc/localtime which is not updated at system boot. Expected results: /etc/localtime is regenerated based on the new /etc/sysconfig/clock settings Additional info:
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2003-09-04 17:02:28 UTC
It's regenerated when you use the included tools to modify /etc/sysconfig/clock; if *that's* not happening, that's a bug.
Comment 2 Bastien Nocera 2003-09-05 08:07:51 UTC
redhat-config-time doesn't allow for the selection of some timezones, like GMT and the likes. I think that a small modification to the initscripts to regenerate /etc/localtime on boot (or even on shutdown/reboot) would be a good thing.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2003-09-05 15:09:05 UTC
Impossible to fix completely. It would need to be done before you set the time, and you don't necessarily have a /usr filesystem to copy *from* then.
Comment 4 Bastien Nocera 2003-09-05 16:08:41 UTC
Or before you're switching the machine off, during the shutdown.
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2003-09-05 16:24:07 UTC
In the case of manual modification of config files, it's the sysadmin responsibility to fix the consequences of such; I'm unwilling to start down the slippery slope of fixing them up afterwards in an automated fashion.