Bug 1266747 - Evolution does not detect correct timezone
Evolution does not detect correct timezone
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evolution (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Milan Crha
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2015-09-27 05:55 EDT by Joe Borg
Modified: 2015-09-29 04:39 EDT (History)
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Description Joe Borg 2015-09-27 05:55:18 EDT
Description of problem:
Evolution does not get timezone from /etc/localtime

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Evolution
2. Edit > Preferences
3. Check timezone

Actual results:
Displays "Europe / Guernsey"

Expected results:
Should display "Europe / London"

Additional info:
cp /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/London /etc/localtime 
cp: ‘/usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/London’ and ‘/etc/localtime’ are the same file
Comment 1 Milan Crha 2015-09-29 04:39:16 EDT
Thanks for a bug report. The thing is that Europe/London uses the same timezone definition as Europe/Guernsey [1] and the later came during the folder structure traverse before the London. Making the /etc/localtime a symbolic link to the Europe/London makes it use it also in the evolution. The /etc/localtime is usually a link to the right timezone.

[1] The below command reports no differences:
   $ diff /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/London /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Guernsey

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