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Re: Install Report (22 June 04 Daily Build), Problem with Time Zones

I'm not sure what to say to the fact that you can't reproduce it.

Well, here are some more settings--perhaps they may help you track down
the problem:

Base System Install
language setting:
	- en (other countries)  ---- english
	- Canada

Debian System Configuration (after reboot)
Set hardware clock to GMT?
	- YES

Time Zone:
	- Eastern

Software selection method:
	- "nothing, you may manually run apt-get or any of the above later"	
The above issue aside, I just remembered one thing I really 
disliked--not directly related to the installer but installing
in general.

It relates to the package 'shorewall' -- the directory that
(usually) holds the configuration files "/etc/shorewall/" was 
empty. The default configuration files were in
"/usr/share/doc/shorewall/default-config/".  I don't know if 
there is a good reason for the change (they used to be in
"/etc/shorewall/") --but I can't help think the current 
arrangement (of default config files) is less newbie friendly.
Also, isn't the first thing one does is--copy the default
config files to the /usr/shorewall/ directory?


On Thu, 24 Jun 2004, Christian Perrier wrote:

> Quoting Michael Bonert (bonerti@mie.utoronto.ca):
> > Debian-installer-version:
> > ========================================
> > 22 June 2004
> > 
> > $ md5sum sarge-i386-netinst.iso
> > 5db3c8d500380d664c748356910a6d2e  sarge-i386-netinst.iso
> For the record, this is 20040622 sid_d-i
> > There appears to be some problem with the time zone settings.  I set the
> > clock to UTC and my time zone to Eastern (Canada).  Then I noticed... the
> > time that is displayed is UTC.
> > 
> > I then poked around in the /etc files and another directory I found:
> > ---
> > user@debian:/usr/share/zoneinfo$ ls -lat localtime
> > lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           14 2004-06-23 20:07 localtime -> /etc/localtime
> > ---
> > 
> > The above is RED (broken link) -- '/etc/localtime' does NOT exist--
> > I suspect this is an install quirk!  
> I can't reproduce this with my usual test install path
> (French+France....which leads me to Europe/Paris as timezone)....and
> clock not being UTC.
> /etc/localtime there is a ling to /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Paris
> >Any case, it was nice to see that the normal user I created was put
> >into the group "audio" -- the sound worked without me having to
> >do anything. :-)  When I first installed Debian last August, I remember
> Hmmm, I missed that change. I think this is a base-config hack so that
> the user created in base-config is kinda "special" and this allows not
> changing shadow (who is really in charge of the user creation).

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