Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 68149
dateconfig doesn't preserve timezone settings
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:02 EDT
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Steps to Reproduce:
1.Set up system (for example using dateconfig) to timezone Europe/Prague, make
sure /etc/localtime is identical to /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Prague
2.Run dateconfig, just click Save (or what is the button beside Help called in
3.compare /etc/localtime to /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Prague, execute 'date'
Actual Results: /etc/localtime is changed, date shows GMT timezone.
Expected Results: /etc/localtime is not changed, date shows CEST (or CET when
DST is not in effect).
When the timezone is explicitly set using dateconfig, everything is OK (I.E. it
has to be set every time you run dateconfig, or it gets changed).
I believe that this has been fixed in our recent internal builds of dateconfig.
The problem sounds related to bug #66655, which I fixed a few weeks ago. The
new dateconfig in Rawhide should fix the problem, but dateconfig has been ported
to GTK2, so there will be a lot of new packages that you'll need.
I am unable to reproduce the behavior with the code that's currently in CVS, so
I think that this problem will not exist in future versions. Thanks for your