Bug 79772 - redhat-config-date does not update /etc/localtime and /etc/sysconfig/clock
Summary: redhat-config-date does not update /etc/localtime and /etc/sysconfig/clock
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 72149
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-date
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-16 20:02 UTC by Roberto Scaramuzzi
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:50:22 UTC

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Description Roberto Scaramuzzi 2002-12-16 20:02:35 UTC
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Description of problem:
redhat-config-date does not update /etc/localtime and /etc/sysconfig/clock

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1. start KDE as a regular user
2. access redhat-config-date, either from the Start Here item on the desktop or
by right-clicking on the clock applet in the taskbar
3. change timezone

Actual Results:  The timezone stayed the same. Rebooting did not help.

Expected Results:  The timezone should have been reset to the new values

Additional info:

The files /etc/sysconfig/clock and /etc/localtime were not updated (this may be
a permission problem or a bug in the scripts)

I fixed the problem by manually editing /etc/sysconfig/clock and by copying the
appropriate file in /usr/share/timezone to /etc/localtime

This is obviously beyond the capabilities of the normal user.

Comment 1 Brent Fox 2002-12-17 17:37:54 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 72149 ***

Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:50:22 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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