Subject: Re: /etc/localtime
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 08/03/2000 17:34:27
On Wed, 2 Aug 2000, Andrew Brown wrote:

> i still think it should be a link, but that people should waste the
> one disk block it takes to copy it to the underlying path (ie, with
> nothing mounted on top of it).

It would be a little more than one block. You'd also need /usr/share,
/usr/share/zoneinfo, and probably a subdirectory.

Also, single-user mode and multi-user mode could have different time zone
info - you'd have the /usr/share/timezone directory which is part of /usr
(or /usr/share if so mounted) and the other one which is in /. That could
be a bit of a mess...

Take care,