Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72149
Time zone's value ignores the current setting
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:45:46 EDT
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Description of problem:
a value of the list view on the Time zone tab ignores the current setting. looks
like it's always pointed America/New_York.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.select the Time zone tab.
3.look at the list view.
Actual Results: I've selected 'Asia/Tokyo' for Time zone at the install time,
but redhat-config-date always point 'America/New_York.
Expected Results: the current setting's value should be selected by default.
Should be fixed in 1.5.2-3.
QA, please verify.
Hmm, there seems to be qa contact for this bug, adding myself.
This bug is fixed in the literal sense: redhat-config-date does indeed read the
currect timezone/utc settings from /etc/sysconfig/clock. However, any changes
mad e are not written back to this file. I am testing with
See also bug#73498.
The fix is in CVS now, but I can't push new packages to Rawhide now due to some
problem with the build system. Should be fixed in 1.5.2-11.
QA, please verify. The RPM can be found in dist-8.0.1.
[mike@test114 mike]$ /usr/bin/redhat-config-date
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/redhat-config-date/redhat-config-date.py", line 35, in ?
File "/usr/share/redhat-config-date/mainWindow.py", line 180, in __init__
self.timezonePage = timezone_gui.timezonePage()
File "/usr/share/redhat-config-date/timezone_gui.py", line 53, in __init__
if int(self.asUTC) == 1:
ValueError: invalid literal for int(): true
[mike@test114 mike]$ rpm -q redhat-config-date
[root@test114 root]# cat /etc/sysconfig/clock
it seems to be thrown off by boolean keywords like true/false on/off. It seems
to want to only see 0/1 and it seems to always write 0/1. Note that rc.sysinit
*doesn't understand* 0 or 1 for UTC or ARC, though to be fair this is probably a
bug in initscripts (since it does initialize them to be 0).
UTC/ARC is a true/false field, not a 0/1 field. At least, that's how it's
documented and implemented. ;)
Should be fixed properly now (hopefully). Please test with
redhat-config-date-1.5.3-1 in dist-8.0.1
*** Bug 78935 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 79772 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 84028 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***