Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 483393
RFE: Buildsystems should use UTC as their timezone
Last modified: 2013-01-10 00:02:38 EST
Description of problem:
Building the kernel EST timezone causes kernel version string to be fixed on EST time and making reading of timestamp more difficult to non-US users
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run `uname -a` command
[root@<server> ~]# uname -a
Linux <server> 220.127.116.11-159.fc10.i686.PAE #1 SMP Tue Dec 16 14:59:37 EST 2008 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
UTC time is expected in output instead of EST
I also think that fixing the kernel to provide time stamp using UTC would also fix this issue https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=466800
Fedora entire infrastructure runs on UTC.
Sun Feb 1 17:32:02 UTC 2009 thats from one of the builders. before we switched to UTC over 18 months ago builders all ran MST. they have never been run EST. the issue you are reporting is not an issue with the buildsystem at all.
Please see the comments made by Ondrej Vasik (ovasik AT redhat DOT com) 2009-01-20 04:34:26 EDT
I have opened this report based on his suggestion.
This I do believe is a missing function of mock, not duplicating the host tzdata into the client.
Patch sent upstream for mock.
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