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From: Graham Murray <graham@×××××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] DST didn't happen: quickinstall doc is wrong...
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2007 15:34:53
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] DST didn't happen: quickinstall doc is wrong... by Grant Edwards
1 Grant Edwards <grante@××××.com> writes:
3 > Copying the file seems like the wrong thing to do?
4 >
5 > Shouldn't you symlink /etc/localtime to the the appropriate
6 > file in /usr/share/zoneinfo? That way when the zoneinfo files
7 > get udpated (as they all did), you'll use the new file?
9 Not anymore. If your system has the TIMEZONE variable definition in
10 /etc/conf.d/clock then when you emerge a new sys-libs/timezone-data
11 will update /etc/localtime for you with the correct timezone data.
13 The (potential) problem with symlinking is that /usr might be on the
14 root partition and there is not mounted at the start of the boot
15 sequence.
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