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Re: timezone on RHEL5.3 -- see BZ#481617 / KB DOC#15687



On Tue, 2009-05-12 at 14:06 +0100, Tom Brown wrote:
> In my kickstart i set my language and timezone to be
> lang en_US.UTF-8
> langsupport --default=en_US.UTF-8 en_US.UTF-8
> timezone --utc Europe/London
> The build goes fine however on the built system the timezone is BST - 
> any clue as to why?

On Tue, 2009-05-12 at 14:06 +0100, Tom Brown wrote:
> In my kickstart i set my language and timezone to be
> 
> lang en_US.UTF-8
> langsupport --default=en_US.UTF-8 en_US.UTF-8
> timezone --utc Europe/London
> 
> The build goes fine however on the built system the timezone is BST - 
> any clue as to why?

Just beware that the Anaconda that shipped in RHEL 5.3 _fails_ to
include several timezones, such as Etc/UTC, so it may not set the
timezone correctly.

See BZ#481617 for the issue:  

  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=481617   

And see KB DOC#15687 for a work-around: 

  http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-15687  

NOTE:  You _can_ modify your stage2.img (compressed CPIO archive, IIRC)
in your kickstart tree to add the necessary Zoneinfo files (e.g.,
from /usr/share/zoneinfo).  However, on Spacewalk / RHN Satellite, I
found that updates (at least from RHN) can remove any modified
stage2.img with the original, losing those changes.


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