Bug#36949: marked as done (timezones: Setting the timezone to nothing with tzconfig mangles /etc/localtime!)
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Subject: timezones: Setting the timezone to nothing with tzconfig mangles /etc/localtime!
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Date: Fri, 30 Apr 1999 15:55:38 +0200
I ran tzconfig but replied just "return" to the timezone and said "no" to
the final question about "is this correct" (I meant "2" but wrote "no").
After that /etc/localtime contained a *recursive copy* of /usr/share/zoneinfo!
Subsequent runs of tzconfig did not work but instead make /etc/localtime/localtime a symbolic link to /etc/localtime (!).
This would not happen if tzconfig checked that the file linked to is a plain
file and not a directory.
-- System Information
Debian Release: 2.1
Kernel Version: Linux climens 2.0.36 #1 Fri Mar 26 02:23:35 CET 1999 i586 unknown
Versions of the packages timezones depends on:
ii libc6 18.104.22.16881211 GNU C Library: shared libraries
--- Begin /etc/timezone (modified conffile)
--- End /etc/timezone