Subject: Re: /etc/localtime
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 08/04/2000 00:05:02
>> 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.

okay...  :P

>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...

you might have that side effect, if you upgraded or changed one, but
forgot the other.  on the other hand...a dangling symlink makes single
user mode use gmt.  i'm not exactly opposed to gmt.  :)

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