Default time zone setting

Bjoern A. Zeeb bzeeb-lists at
Wed Jun 9 16:10:30 GMT 2004

On Wed, 9 Jun 2004, Garrett Wollman wrote:

> <<On Wed, 9 Jun 2004 13:20:56 +0000 (UTC), "Bjoern A. Zeeb" <bzeeb-lists at> said:
> > please do and if you are about UTC can you PLEASE also update the
> > somewhat unrelated tzsetup to be able to chose timezones from
> > /usr/share/zoneinfo/Etc/ (where UTC lives) too ?
> tzsetup(8) only offers zones that are listed in -- i.e.,
> zones that are associated with a state or national region.  If you
> want UTC, don't run tzsetup, and delete /etc/localtime if you already
> have one.

I know how to do this but sysinstall uses tzsetup. So when installing
releases from CD on new machines it is not possible to set UTC.

>   I don't believe that any of the files in
> /usr/share/zoneinfo/Etc serve a useful purpose.

all my maschines have /usr/share/zoneinfo/Etc/UTC as /etc/localtime
up to now.

Bjoern A. Zeeb				bzeeb at Zabbadoz dot NeT

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