Bug 3816 - /etc/localtime should not be a symlink anymore
/etc/localtime should not be a symlink anymore
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: glibc (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-06-30 01:06 EDT by Cristian Gafton
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-07-08 22:08:25 EDT
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Description Cristian Gafton 1999-06-30 01:06:07 EDT
In previous releases, /etc/localtime was a symlink into
/usr/share/zoneinfo.

I've made changes to initscripts & timeconfig that make
/etc/localtime be a copy of the relevant file under
/usr/share, with the location being stored in
/etc/sysconfig/clock
(for lack of anyplace better).

Rationale:
- it allows us to set the clock as soon as the initscripts
start
- it allows machines with nfs-mounted /usr to set the clock
correctly
(this has been broken for quite a while, AFAICT)
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-06-30 07:17:59 EDT
This recommendation has been forwarded to a developer for further
action.
Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 1999-07-08 22:08:59 EDT
Fixed in glibc-2.1.2-1

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