Subject: Re: /etc/localtime
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: None <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 08/02/2000 22:27:14
>: 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.

	this reminds me one thing.
	is the following fragment in src/etc/Makefile okay?  if not, what
	should we do?  (added in revision 1.48)


ln -s /usr/sbin/rmt ${DESTDIR}/etc/rmt