Re: weired issues of debian squeeze (base system)
Andrei Popescu wrote:
> The question is certainly in the installer, I checked the translation
> files (.po), but it is probably shown only on expert installs.
Ok, I tried several installations, but the question about utc settings is not
there. Not on normal installation, neither on expert installation. So I was
fooled by my mind.
I don't know, when it has disappeared.
But, I believe, that hwclock interpretation as utc is unix/linux standard, so
doing so without question would be fine. Breaking that standard should not
happen without user notification. No matter whether in standard or expert mode.
So I would appreciate a lot a message like "The installer detected a windows
installation. It is recommended to change hwclock to local settings. Would you
like to change hwclock settings to local mode?" - and then its up to the taste
of the user.
For me its the same question like the root account. As there is no
professional ix-system without root account - its natural to have it on debian
systems. Only systems like ubuntu consider the user as too stupid to give him
a root account.
So the habbit of silently break the standards may be ok for other linux
systems, but not for debian. Therefor I vote for the utc-question before
changing /etc/default/rcS to local.