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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

Package: timezones

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.

Best, Kristoffer

-- 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  GNU C Library: shared libraries

--- Begin /etc/timezone (modified conffile)

--- End /etc/timezone

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