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Bug 5234 - need backward compatibility time zone config
need backward compatibility time zone config
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: timeconfig (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
: 5395 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 1999-09-19 23:04 EDT by Ben Liblit
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-09-24 22:40:14 EDT
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Description Ben Liblit 1999-09-19 23:04:32 EDT
When a program is running using the backward compatibility
libraries from "compat-glibc-5.2-", it will not have
proper time zone configuration.

This is most apparent when sending e-mail from Netscape
Communicator using the "netscape-communicator-4.61-9"
package.  The "Date:" header in outgoing mail incorrectly
gives UTC time zone "+000" rather than whatever the local
machine is actually configured to use.

(Note, however, that this is really not a Netscape bug.  It
is a time configuration bug that affects any date-sensitive
application using the backward compatibility libraries.
Netscape just happens to be the most prominent such

Perhaps we need a "compat-timeconfig" package to go along
with "compat-glibc" ?
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-09-24 22:40:59 EDT
Set TZ=:/etc/localtime.

This is fixed in the latest netscape packages (4.61-12.)
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-09-27 13:05:59 EDT
*** Bug 5395 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Netscape does not set the right time zone for outgoing
emails unless the TZ environment variable is set, i.e.:

export TZ=:/etc/localtime

This could also be put in /etc/bashrc (and cshrc or
whatever), so that other apps will have access to TZ as

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