Description of problem:
With gnome-panel-18.104.22.168-1, I set the time to EDT when I initially
setup the system, then after relocating to Europe, ran
"system-config-date" to modify the timezone to CEST. I've left the
machine running for several hours, and the time continues to update,
but ever jumps forward those 6 hours. Running 'date' does show the
correct time, as does running 'system-config-date' again, so just
appears to be a problem with the applet display refreshing.
Restarting X does appear to resolve the problem.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
4 year old upstream bug:
Okay, turns out this can be trivially fixed in glibc:
- recently, changes were made to glibc in order to stat()
/etc/localtime everytime tzset() is called and re-load
if the file has changed
- the actual check to see if the file changed only compares
the previous st_dev/st_ino to the current one
- system-config-time truncates and re-writes /etc/localtime
rather than creating a new file, so the __tzfile_read()
check doesn't get triggered in this case
- Jakub agreed that adding an st_mtime check to __tzfile_read()
makes sense and that should fix the problem
Should be fixed in glibc-2.3.3-60 and above.