[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #5791: Allow time zone ID's whose to differ by space/underscore

Simon Kenyon simon at koala.ie
Thu Oct 9 07:23:14 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-10-09 at 02:35 +0200, Janne Grunau wrote:

> should be fixed but please report the file type and contents 
> of /etc/timezone.
> Which distribution do you use?

All my machines run gentoo

i've checked and indeed /etc/timezone does exist and is a symbolic link
to /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Dublin (which is different from
my /etc/localtime, which is a symbolic link
to /usr/share/zoneinfo/Eire). However, these are identical files.

How and why /etc/timezone got here I do not know. I have always
updated /etc/localtime (as per the Gentoo docs). Furthermore,
the /etc/timezone file is not "owner" (in the Gentoo sense) by any
package, so I must have created the link myself. I don't remember why.

searching on the web it would appear that /etc/timezone can either
contain a string (like "Europe/Dublin") or be a symbolic link to a file
in /usr/share/zoneinfo. that is certainly true of debian. but it is a
long time since i ran that OS


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