Keeping /etc/localtime up-to-date
dteske at vicor.com
Mon Mar 28 18:30:28 UTC 2011
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On Mar 28, 2011, at 10:57 AM, dieterbsd at engineer.com wrote:
>> And while I (think I) recall that the equivalent of /etc/localtime
>> was implemented in some version of SunOS many years ago as a symlink,
>> I believe that approach could be problematic for FreeBSD, as it
>> could impose some unintended requirements on some of the start-up
> I have been running FreeBSD and NetBSD with /etc/localtime being
> a symlink for years and have not seen any problems as a result.
The one (and only) problem that I've seen from using a symlink for /etc/localtime is that -- since the /usr partition is not mounted early-on -- boot messages get logged in GMT offset until /usr is mounted.
However, some simply ignore this.
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