Bug 822200 - RFE: Make /etc/localtime a symlink
RFE: Make /etc/localtime a symlink
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: glibc (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Patsy Franklin
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-05-16 11:52 EDT by Avi Kivity
Modified: 2016-11-24 10:46 EST (History)
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Description Avi Kivity 2012-05-16 11:52:31 EDT
Description of problem:

Now that /usr cannot be mounted separately, there is no reason for /etc/localtime to be a copy.  It can be just a symlink, simplifying system maintenance.

See Bug #91228.

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1. ls -l /etc/localtime
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Comment 1 Jeff Law 2012-05-21 23:52:59 EDT

Fixing glibc is pretty trivial, but ISTM that system-config-date will also need to be fixed.  Otherwise, glibc would create /etc/localtime as a symlink, but system-config-date would replace the symlink with a hardlink or copy if I'm reading its source correctly.

Do you have a bug open with system-config-date to get this fixed?
Comment 2 Avi Kivity 2012-05-22 11:38:16 EDT
Filed bug #824033.
Comment 3 Nils Philippsen 2012-05-30 09:28:36 EDT
Just for the record, one of the usrmove features is enabling /usr to be separate again (as it's mounted from the initramfs). See http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/UsrMove#Detailed_Description

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