Bug#56138: timezones: Package conflict between libc6 and timezones
James Stricherz <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Package: timezones
> Version: N/A
> Severity: important
> I'm going to give it a level 2 error rating, but it is kind of amusing.
> I *was* wondering why my clock was suddenly on GMT...but here it is,
> straight from dselect:
> libc6 conflicts with timezones
> timezones depends on libc6
> That's funny. Thanks in advance,
> -- System Information
> Debian Release: potato
> Kernel Version: Linux aggie 2.2.10 #22 Mon Dec 20 15:18:06 EST 1999 i686 unknown
I think that timezones package has been merged into libc6 package in potato,
with glibc2.0 -> glibc2.1 migration.
# apt-cache show libc6
Conflicts: libc5 (<< 5.4.33-7), libpthread0 (<< 0.7-10), libstdc++2.8 (= 2.90.29-1), libstdc++2.9 (<< 2.91.59-2), timezone, timezones, libwcsmbs, libc6-doc, libtricks, apt (<< 0.3.0), libglib1.2 (<< 1.2.1-2)
Replaces: libc6-dev (<< 2.0.110-1), locales (<< 2.1.1-1)
Description: GNU C Library: Shared libraries and Timezone data
Contains the standard libraries that are used by nearly all programs on
the system. This package includes shared versions of the standard C library
and the standard math library, as well as many others.
Timezone data is also included.
The reason why the clock is set to GMT may be different.
Probably it is in /etc/default/rcS. In slink, this file has
# Set GMT="-u" if your system clock is set to GMT, and GMT="" if not.
lines, but potato has different lines.
# Set UTC to yes or no
I presume this is the case.
Anyway, this bug report can be closed safely, because the reporter uses potato,
and there is no timezones package in potato.
One more point. I think this transition (timezones merged into libc6) should
be noted also on Release Note for potato. So I sent this mail to Josip, too.
Taketoshi Sano: <email@example.com>,<firstname.lastname@example.org>,<email@example.com>