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Bug 135670 - Clock applet does not change after timezone change
Clock applet does not change after timezone change
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: gnome-panel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Mark McLoughlin
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Reported: 2004-10-14 05:53 EDT by Nick Strugnell
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-12 12:17:26 EST
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Description Nick Strugnell 2004-10-14 05:53:25 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4.3)

Description of problem:
After changing the machine timezone using redhat-config-date, the
clock applet does not update to the new local time.

This is particularly annoying for laptop users who are constantly
changing timezone (e.g. Red Hat consultants...)

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Observe time displayed in clock applet on panel
2. Change TZ (e.g. with redhat-config-date)

Actual Results:  No change in displayed time, even though the date
command on the command line shows correct time

Expected Results:  clock should update to correct time

Additional info:

Workaround is 'pkill gnome-panel'.
This will restart the panel and the clock will show the correct date.
Comment 1 Martin C. Messer 2004-11-01 19:42:00 EST
I can confirm this bug.
Comment 2 Mark McLoughlin 2004-11-12 12:17:26 EST
This is fixed in RHEL4, fix was in glibc and would be quite difficult
to backport

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