lev at FreeBSD.org
Sun Oct 30 11:53:26 UTC 2011
You wrote 30 октября 2011 г., 15:33:49:
>> Now, /etc/localtime is copy of one of files from
>> /usr/share/zoneinfo. It is created at install time or with "tzsetup"
>> IMHO, it is bad practice. For example, Russia changed rules
>> (cancelled Winter Time). Ok, our database was updated properly
>> (r223629 and MFCes), but "make buildworld installworld && mergemaster"
>> doesn't touch /etc/localtime! So, every administrator of every FreeBSD
>> server in Russia needs not to forget to update this file manually.
>> It looks not good.
>> IMHO, /etc/localtime should be symlink (in such case "installworld"
>> or "freebsd-update" will fix problem), or "mergemaster" should know
>> about this file and update it too...
> I generally use symlink too, but the root of problem is that /usr mount
> can be delayed (NFS, etc.)
Yep, I understand this problem, and thought about it. IMHO,
mergemaster solution will be better, as virtually anybody uses it
after source upgrades. But it will not help in case of binary
// Black Lion AKA Lev Serebryakov <lev at FreeBSD.org>
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