silly question - what is the rawhide/9beta+ way to set my timezone

Michal Jaegermann michal at
Tue Apr 8 22:49:22 UTC 2008

On Tue, Apr 08, 2008 at 03:13:31PM -0700, John Poelstra wrote:
> Michal Jaegermann wrote:
> >On Tue, Apr 08, 2008 at 11:30:16PM +1000, David Timms wrote:
> >>OK, got that in the menu {Date & Time}. timezone is set correctly, and 
> >>UTC is not checked. adding a ntp server {that works from ntpdate 
> >>}, doesn't get the clock set.
> >
> >Hmm...,  I do not see in the current startup anything which would
> >set an initial system clock - save ntpdate which may not run or
> >may be unable to do the job.  That used to be done in
> >/etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit but not anymore.  Is this intentional?
> >
> Exactly my question too!

Yeah, I found it in the meantime.  That moved from
/etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit to udev rules.  Quite a few things happens in
'RUN=...' assignments of those rules making sometimes "interesting"
figuring out what may be happening.

'man hwclock' also says that if '--local' or '--utc' is not
specified then hwclock looks at /etc/adjtime to find how to behave.
So is of interest what David has in /etc/sysconfig/clock and the
last line of /etc/adjtime if such file on his system exists (it
should be there).


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