Bug 3816 - /etc/localtime should not be a symlink anymore
Summary: /etc/localtime should not be a symlink anymore
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: glibc   
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Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-06-30 05:06 UTC by Cristian Gafton
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-07-09 02:08:25 UTC
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Description Cristian Gafton 1999-06-30 05:06:07 UTC
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 11:17:59 UTC
This recommendation has been forwarded to a developer for further
action.

Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 1999-07-09 02:08:59 UTC
Fixed in glibc-2.1.2-1


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