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

[ Sorry, forgot to quote the correct portion, so it makes more sense. ]

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 14:03 +0100, Terry Black wrote:
> The timezone specified (Europe/London) automatically changes between
> Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) for winter months, and British Summer Time
> (BST) for summer months. The dates of the switch are end-of-March and
> end-of-October. The --utc switch says your hardware clock will be set
> to and maintained as UTC, which is the same time as GMT.

On Tue, 2009-05-12 at 14:33 +0100, Tom Brown wrote:
> thanks for that - so i guess i want Etc/UTC not Europe/London

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:  


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


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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