Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 186777
Eastern Australia requires urgent update to zoneinfo files
Last modified: 2015-05-04 21:32:23 EDT
Description of problem:
In the Eastern Australian states which use daylight savings, the change in 2006
is 2nd April due to the commonwealth games.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Daylight savings has changed on the computer.
Expected an updated zoneinfo file before today!
Since zoneinfo was not part of components, I used the date configh tool. There
is nothing wrong with this, but the data base needs urgent updating.
Problem resolved via a reboot of system.
As an aside, I was running tzdata-2006b-2.fc4 when this happened.
Perhaps someone needs to test the on-line date representation with daylight
Mark as NOTABUG?
I think it's priority can go down, but it's still a bug.
Assuming that tzdata-2006b-2.fc4 had the April 2 change for Australia, then it
is a problem if one needs to reboot their system after applying a change to the
zoneinfo data sets.
I can't see what this has to do with system-config-date, changing component to
Quite correct Nils, when I listed the bug I didn't know it was the tzdata
package and looked for anything to do with time in the pull down menu and config
date was the closest (to my, then, ignorant mind).
Did you ran system-config-date after the package got updated? This needs to be
done for timezone info to be copied.
(Maybe duplicate of #186742?)
I think I may have. I have read 186742 and tend to believe my bug is a duplicate
of 186742. The effect is the same. I thought a reboot corrected the problem, but
executing config-date before the reboot may have been the 'real fix'.
Petr, as per my mail to fedora-devel-list, I'd propose to put the updating of
/etc/localtime into tzdata, i.e. in the %post script see if ZONE in
/etc/sysconfig/clock is a valid (i.e. not "custom" and exists beneath
/usr/share/zoneinfo) and copy it over /etc/localtime. In order to not get people
confused I'd change s-c-date to add a comment like '# Set ZONE="custom" if you
don't want the timezone to be updated automatically'.
Would you accept a patch?
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 186742 ***