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[Bug 426270] Timezone not in /etc (Was: Time resets everytime machine is rebooted)
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  • Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2008 07:16:03 -0600 (MDT)
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--- Comment #14 from Petr Baudis <pbaudis@xxxxxxxxxx> 2008-10-02 07:16:03 MDT
Sankar P, to sum up Werner's post, the main reason CMOS clock should be kept in
UCT is correct handling of daylight saving and other timezone changes (yes,
that does happen sometimes).

I think the main problem is to run this kind of setup with separate /usr and
I'm not sure if it is reasonable to support that - why do you want to have
separate /usr in the first place?

There is really no good place for the timezone data outside of /usr/share - I
believe they do not belong to /etc since they are not _configuration_ files,
but _data_ files. So the closest would be probably something akin
/lib/timezone, but that would be quite an evil hack, and I'm not convinced at
all that doing that juts for the sake of supporting separate /usr is

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