Bug 50429 - ksconfig crashes if timezone not in zone.tab
Summary: ksconfig crashes if timezone not in zone.tab
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ksconfig   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Brent Fox
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Reported: 2001-07-31 03:20 UTC by Steve Bonneville
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-31 03:21:00 UTC
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Description Steve Bonneville 2001-07-31 03:20:56 UTC
Description of Problem:  If the ZONE variable in /etc/sysconfig/clock is
set to a valid
timezone in /usr/share/zoneinfo that is NOT also in
/usr/share/zoneinfo/zone.tab, then
ksconfig crashes with an ugly Python error.

How Reproducible:  always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.   Set ZONE="US/Central" in /etc/sysconfig/clock
2.   Run ksconfig.

If you set ZONE="America/Chicago", ksconfig magically works again.

Actual Results:   

  Traceback (innermost last):
     File "/usr/share/ksconfig/ksconfig.py", line 387, in ?
   NameError: select

Expected Results:

  ksconfig should run normally, no matter what value is in
  Preferably, there should be a way to set the timezone value in ksconfig.

Additional Information:
It's not clear to me that zone.tab is meant to list ALL valid timezones on
the system.  If
it is, then we have a bug in glibc-common as well, and possibly anaconda.

Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-08-08 22:42:56 UTC
Fixed in cvs.  It's also available in the Roswell public beta.

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