To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 08/02/2000 08:53:47
On Wed, 2 Aug 2000, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
: This reminds me, what happened of the plan to link /etc/localtime to
: usr/share/zoneinfo/Factory by default?
We shouldn't *link* /etc/localtime to anything. /etc/localtime is used by
programs to generate localized dates. It's in /etc because almost 40
programs in /bin and /sbin can generate date information (for logging and
whatnot). However, symlinking it into /usr/share is really, REALLY
annoying, because /usr or /usr/share may not be mounted until some important
programs are run to set up the network. This should be _copied_ from
/usr/share, preferably from a `timezone picker' in sysinst.
-- Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org> * http://www.wasabisystems.com/
-- Speed, stability, security, and support. Wasabi NetBSD: Run with it.