Keeping /etc/localtime up-to-date

perryh at perryh at
Tue Mar 29 08:01:53 UTC 2011

Matthias Andree <matthias.andree at> wrote:
> Am 28.03.2011 19:57, schrieb dieterbsd at
> > I have been running FreeBSD and NetBSD with /etc/localtime being
> > a symlink for years and have not seen any problems as a result.
> In that case, /etc and /usr/share/timezone (or whatever) need to
> be in the same physical file system ...

If they're in the same physical FS there's no need for a symlink.
You might as well use a hardlink.

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