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Bug 100856 - Firstboot clock setting uses 24-hour time instead of 12-hour time
Firstboot clock setting uses 24-hour time instead of 12-hour time
Product: Red Hat Linux Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: firstboot (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
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Reported: 2003-07-26 00:54 EDT by Brian Ryner
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:56 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-03-10 12:50:34 EST
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Description Brian Ryner 2003-07-26 00:54:34 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
24-hour time.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot the machine after the installer completes
2. Advance to the dialog to set the system clock
Actual results:

The hours are set from 0-23.

Expected results:

The hours are set from 1-12 + AM/PM.
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2004-01-05 15:42:03 EST
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.
Comment 2 Brian Ryner 2004-01-05 17:46:42 EST
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:

date +"%X"

prints 12-hour time, so it determines somehow that this is the correct
time representation.
Comment 3 Brent Fox 2004-03-10 12:50:34 EST
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.

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