Subject: Re: /etc/localtime
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 08/02/2000 15:24:44
On Wed, 2 Aug 2000, Todd Vierling 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.

Good point, though I will not deal with what you suggest.
My point was simply a move from PST->Factory.

 - Hubert

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