[mythtv-users] time zone with distant frontend

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Dec 29 21:38:14 UTC 2009

On 12/29/2009 12:34 PM, Johnny Walker wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 11:30 AM, mythtv-free wrote:
>> I got this message from my mythtv:
>> "Time zone settings on the master backend differ from those on this system.
>> 2009-12-29 18:23:15.291 Detected time zone settings:
>>    Master: Zone ID: 'CET', UTC Offset: '3600', Current Time:
>> '2009-12-29T18:23:15'
>>     Local: Zone ID: 'Europe/Paris', UTC Offset: '3600', Current Time:
>> '2009-12-29T18:23:15'
>> 2009-12-29 18:23:15.291 The time and/or time zone settings on this
>> system do not match those in use on the master backend. Please ensure
>> all frontend and backend systems are configured to use the same time
>> zone and have the current time properly set.
>> 2009-12-29 18:23:15.292 Unable to run with invalid time settings. Exiting.
>> "
>> I think that this time checking is too sensitive! Is it new in 0.22 ?
> My feeling is that a pop-up is warranted to at least tell you. In many
> cases you're auto-starting the mythfrontend and all that happens is
> that it crashes back to desktop.

It doesn't crash.  It does exit.  It also explains why it's doing so in 
the log messages that are quoted above.

> I bet I could figure out enough C to make a dialog box happen. You'd
> still wind up having to connect to keyboard or SSH in to fix it but at
> least the error would be more friendly.

That would be appreciated.


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