[mythtv-users] time zone with distant frontend

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Dec 29 21:34:29 UTC 2009

On 12/29/2009 12:45 PM, Jan Ceuleers wrote:
> I agree with you that it looks too "sensitive". In fact both time zones are the same, but different labels were used ("CET" and "Europe/Paris") to get to it.

Wrong.  http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/414900#414900

>  It would arguably be enough to check that the UTC offsets are the same.

Again, wrong.  See above.

> Having said that, it may be the case that two time zone labels that currently result in the same UTC offset may not always do so;


>  think different transitions to/from daylight savings time.


>  Does not apply in this instance, but may do so in the general case.

Yes, and it applies in /all/ other cases when MythTV applications refuse 
to run due to differences between the time zone configured on the master 
backend and the process that's attempting to connect to that backend.

In other words, the code works as designed /and/ as required.

Is it really too much to ask that people configure their systems properly?


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