Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 52433
dateconfig fails in shutting down ntpd, also timezone problems
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:00 EDT
Description of Problem:
when running dateconfig from the command line, it does two things in error:
It gives the message "Shutting down ntpd: FAILED]
This is confusing to users who *aren't* using ntpd
It does not have the default timezone, already configured, shown in the
time zone dialog.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
run dateconfig, look at the time zone dialog;
click on apply
The timezone dialog works for me. What are the contents of your
This defect is considered SHOULD-FIX for Fairfax.
The contents are:
Of course, these are the contents *after* using dateconfig, seeing no timezone,
and then selecting a timezone.
That's too bad. I wanted to know the contents of the file before dateconfig was
run. dateconfig should be able to read you current timezone and auto select it
in the list, so I'm curious as to what was in the file before dateconfig
I just did an RC2 install, and I haven't run dateconfig yet. I will try it out
this evening, makeing a backup of /etc/sysconfig/clock before using dateconfig.
Well, in RC2 /etc/sysconfig/clock says:
When I start dateconfig, I can't reproduce the problem. It looks like everything is
good in RC2.