Bug 135670 - Clock applet does not change after timezone change
Summary: Clock applet does not change after timezone change
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: gnome-panel
Version: 3.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mark McLoughlin
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-10-14 09:53 UTC by Nick Strugnell
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-11-12 17:17:26 UTC

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Description Nick Strugnell 2004-10-14 09:53:25 UTC
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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...)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

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 2004-11-02 00:42:00 UTC
I can confirm this bug.

Comment 2 Mark McLoughlin 2004-11-12 17:17:26 UTC
This is fixed in RHEL4, fix was in glibc and would be quite difficult
to backport

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