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#1 Re: Documentation » Time zone » 2017-05-19 23:00:25

The default timezone should be UTC

Yes I think it probably did default to UTC.
I'm in the UK where we are on British Summer Time, which would make UTC one hour out for me until I adjusted the timezone/local settings.

#2 Re: Documentation » Time zone » 2017-05-19 21:39:26

My displayed time was out one hour after a 'simple' install of RC2 from a live DVD.
I'm not sure if my system clock was out but the clock plugin and the 'last amended' time on edited files were both out.

In the end i fixed it using

$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

Using the arrow keys I selected the correct region and city.
It confirmed the changed timezone and the clock plugin updated at the start of the next minute.

I don't think I was asked for either locale or timezone by the RC2 'simple' installer and I had to repair both which took some time to read up on. Might be worth RC3 prompting for selection of both as I found it quite difficult to fix both these settings after the event. I think the installer must have asked for a language for which I would have selected English but I ended up with en-US when I needed en-GB and I have no idea how it selected my timezone but it wasn't quite right.

I soon sorted it out though and am really happy with Devuan.

For anyone interested in correcting the locale settings:


$ locale

It probably says en_US

make sure that debconf package is installed.
Then enter

$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales

You'll see a long list of locales, and you can navigate that list with the up/down arrow keys.
Pressing the space bar toggles the locale under the cursor.
Make sure to select at least one UTF-8 locale.
Tab out of list and press return on OK button.
The final question of dpkg-reconfigure locales is to select the default locale.
Use arrows to choose and then press return.
Changes take effect after a reboot

I also then had to run this command to replace the $locale 'C' settings (which behaved like en-US) with my regional settings:

$ sudo update-locale LC_ALL=en_GB.UTF-8 LANG=en_GB.UTF-8

Log in again, or else you won't see the changes.

#3 Re: Other Issues » MySQL » 2017-05-14 16:59:57

MantaRei - Have you considered using MariaDB instead as it is a more open fork of MySQL.

From Wikipedia:
MariaDB is a community-developed fork of the MySQL relational database management system intended to remain free under the GNU GPL. Development is led by some of the original developers of MySQL, who forked it due to concerns over its acquisition by Oracle Corporation. Its lead developer is Michael "Monty" Widenius, one of the founders of MySQL

I have installed MariaDB on Devuan RC2 and am using it with no problems with a fairly complex database application.

I use MySQL Workbench as a GUI admin tool for MariaDB.

If you are interested in using it then in synaptic package manager install 'mariadb-server' followed by 'mysql-workbench'.
MySQL Workbench should then be accessible through applications/development/mysql workbench.

Launch it to administer the MariaDB database server.
You will get some warnings that to the best of my knowledge can be ignored that it is being used with a non-MySQL database.

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