7-STABLE: mergemaster tzsetup question

Doug Barton dougb at FreeBSD.org
Tue Dec 13 22:02:45 UTC 2011

On 12/04/2011 12:51, Doug Barton wrote:
> On 12/3/2011 6:00 PM, Edwin Groothuis wrote:
>> 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 :-)
> Well I was kind of hoping you'd be responsible for doing your own work.
> :)  (You see, I'm kind of tired of doing other people's MFCs.) You can
> use ref7.freebsd.org if you need a test platform.


I haven't seen a response from you on this, apologies if you sent one
and I missed it. Can you let me know your plans?




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