Bug 33425 - Kickstart: Error copying timezone
Kickstart: Error copying timezone
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-03-27 12:30 EST by Erik Williamson
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-03-28 16:31:18 EST
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Description Erik Williamson 2001-03-27 12:30:12 EST
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During an nfs kickstart install, I get the following : 
Error copying timezone ( from
/mnt/sysimage/usr/share/zoneinfo/America/Edmonton): no such file or directory

with the corresponding line in my kickstart config:
timezone --utc America/Edmonton

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.specify timezone in kickstart config file (any zone will do).  Note that
  I'm fetching this config file from the nfs server.
2.start installation process with kickstart, using nfs as the installation
3.switch to virtual terminal 3
4.during post-install configuration, the aforementioned error will occur. 
this does not kill the installation process.
Actual Results:  I get the above error.  when I reboot the machine, it will
start fine, but many applications complain about the lack of a locale, and
the clock is all screwy.

Expected Results:  Um, none of the above!  A happy, slick redhat install.

I poked around, and sure enough, the zoneinfo directory is not in there. It
is in my Redhat/instimage/usr/share/ directory on the kickstart server
though.  At this point the Redhat dir is still nfs-mounted, so I'm
wondering why it isn't using that.  For now I'll just change the anaconda
code to get the nfs-mounted zoneinfo.
Comment 1 Matt Wilson 2001-03-28 00:38:45 EST
did you include "glibc-common" in your package list?
Comment 2 Erik Williamson 2001-03-28 16:31:14 EST
aha!  That was it.  Was glibc-common originally part of glibc, and then moved to
it's own package?  I Noticed that it wasn't part of the original 7.0 distro.

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