Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 822200
RFE: Make /etc/localtime a symlink
Last modified: 2013-01-09 06:25:26 EST
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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. ls -l /etc/localtime
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?
Filed bug #824033.
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