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#1 2021-07-23 08:26:31

einpoklum
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My chimaera install issues #10: We will take Jerusalem!

(This is part of a series of posts following my installation of Devuan Chimaera; for more information see the first post).

After initial login, in Cinnamon's Preferences | Date & Time, no region and location were selected for a timezone - despite my having selected Asia/Jerusalem during installation (at least, I'm 95% sure I had selected them).

(Next post in the series: Issue #11)

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#2 2021-07-26 23:11:37

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Re: My chimaera install issues #10: We will take Jerusalem!

You could try to confirm that /etc/timezone is a symlink to the relevant file under /usr/share/zoneinfo. You can also just run tzselect(8) as root to set it [again].


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#3 2021-07-27 07:18:29

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Re: My chimaera install issues #10: We will take Jerusalem!

Why not run the system on UTC and set the user TZ in the user's dotfiles?


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#4 2021-07-27 17:03:29

einpoklum
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Re: My chimaera install issues #10: We will take Jerusalem!

bgstack15 wrote:

You could try to confirm that /etc/timezone is a symlink to the relevant file under /usr/share/zoneinfo.

Actually, I couldn't since I already set the timezone.

... however, after having set it - it's still not a symlink, it's a plain text file. It now contains Asia/Jerusalem.

bgstack15 wrote:

You can also just run tzselect(8) as root to set it [again].

That's not the point of this report. The point is that there's a bug with the distribution (or one of the packages) which causes this to happen. It should be fixed _in the distribution_; I can take care of my own system.

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#5 2021-07-29 14:41:24

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Re: My chimaera install issues #10: We will take Jerusalem!

Can anyone reproduce this? I just tried and failed. I chose English, American English, and Israel for language, keyboard and timezone. On reboot, 'date' tells me that it's 17:36 IDT. By my count, it's 14:36 UTC. Looks like it works the way it's supposed to work.

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#6 2021-07-29 19:28:16

einpoklum
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Re: My chimaera install issues #10: We will take Jerusalem!

@fsmithred: I should mention I did not check the time in the Console before changing the preferences. So it's possible the timezone was set correctly, but the pref dialog somehow got messed up.

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