Bug 4802 - Glibc upgrade mangles /etc/localtime dereferencing
Summary: Glibc upgrade mangles /etc/localtime dereferencing
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: glibc
Version: 1.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-08-31 13:35 UTC by Pekka Savola
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-08-31 19:58:35 UTC

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Description Pekka Savola 1999-08-31 13:35:35 UTC
It seems Glibc upgrade de-referenced my /etc/localtime
symbolic links (from /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Helsinki)
pretty badly:

-- `date` --
Tue Aug 31 13:30:51 /etc/localtime 1999

Copying the correct zoneinfo file by hand and renaming it
to localtime seemed to work fine:

-- `date`  --
Tue Aug 31 16:31:55 EEST 1999

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-31 17:51:59 UTC
Do you know when this was done? glibc's script doesn't dereference
the symlink ; that's done in timeconfig/initscripts.
The %post seems to work OK currently.

Comment 2 Pekka Savola 1999-08-31 19:01:59 UTC
I'm not 100% sure, but I think the update before the last (w/ autorpm)
from ftp.sunet.se mirror was conducted at:
Fri Aug 20 12:37:27 (GMT+2)

And the last either
Tue Aug 24 12:24:26 or
Wed Aug 25 00:11:09

I couldn't reproduce this playing w/ glibc, timeconfig or initscripts.


Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-31 19:58:59 UTC

I think that at some point the %post was broken in
initscripts/timeconfig, but it's since been fixed. However,
you might have upgraded during the broken time.

In the meantime, I'll mark this as fixed for the next release.

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