When a program is running using the backward compatibility
libraries from "compat-glibc-5.2-188.8.131.52", 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" ?
This is fixed in the latest netscape packages (4.61-12.)
*** 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.:
This could also be put in /etc/bashrc (and cshrc or
whatever), so that other apps will have access to TZ as