Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 100856
Firstboot clock setting uses 24-hour time instead of 12-hour time
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:56:09 EDT
Description of problem:
When firstboot brings up the dialog to set the system time, it should use
12-hour time if appropriate for the current locale. Right now, it always uses
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot the machine after the installer completes
2. Advance to the dialog to set the system clock
The hours are set from 0-23.
The hours are set from 1-12 + AM/PM.
As far as I know, there is no table to tell me if 12-hour or 24-time
is appropriate for a given locale. Without that information, there is
no way for me to know what the right setting is. Therefore, it uses
24-hour time which is probably correct for the majority of users.
How about making this bug dependent on having a way to get this
information then, rather than resolving it WONTFIX?
It's also worth noting that:
prints 12-hour time, so it determines somehow that this is the correct
I have no plans to implement this. Out of all the people that have
used firstboot, this is the first request I've had for this. If at
some time there is a more widespread desire for this, I will reconsider.