7-STABLE: mergemaster tzsetup question

Edwin Groothuis edwin at mavetju.org
Sun Dec 4 02:18:17 UTC 2011

On 04/12/2011, at 11:12 , Doug Barton wrote:
> On 12/3/2011 8:14 AM, Max Khon wrote:
>> Christian,
>> On Sat, Dec 3, 2011 at 10:24 PM, Christian Weisgerber
>> <naddy at mips.inka.de> wrote:
>>> Every time I run mergemaster(8) on 7.4-STABLE, I'm now presented
>>> with
>>> *** There is no /var/db/zoneinfo file to update /etc/localtime.
>>>   You should run tzsetup
>>> Running tzsetup(8) does however not create /var/db/zoneinfo, so
>>> mergemaster will prompt the next time, too.  I guess I can just
>>> ignore it, but it seems weird that mergemaster would keep nagging
>>> about this.
>>> Where is /var/db/zoneinfo supposed to come from?
>>> I also notice that mergemaster can issue tzsetup arguments -C and
>>> -r, but tzsetup doesn't support those.
>> tzsetup in FreeBSD 8 and later creates /var/db/zoneinfo. It seems that
>> mergemaster was merged to RELENG_7 but appropiate version of tzsetup
>> was not.
> Well that's embarrassing. :)
> Edwin, what are the chances that you could MFC your changes to tzsetup?

If you still have a machine running 7.x (which I don't have anymore), then go for it and do your damage :-)


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