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Bug#61163: libc6: /etc/localtime missing after upgrade

Note that I'm not saying that this isn't a bug (it is, and should be fixed),
but /etc/localtime can be easily replaced by running /usr/sbin/tzconfig, if
you're looking to get it back. :)

I had this happen to me when I purged some obsolete timezone package or
other that had been removed long ago because it was in conflict with
libc6... When I purged it, of course it took /etc/localtime with it (as it
should, because it used to be in that package), but of course, it didn't
re-run tzconfig on it's way out, because it's an old package, and had no
clue that that would be a Good Thing...

To the maintainer of libc6:

Maybe a fake timezone package to replace the old one that has a postrm of
"/usr/sbin/tzconfig" would be a good thing, to avoid this when people choose
to purge their old timezone package, or something similar?..

-Adam Conrad

-----Original Message-----
From: nijhojhb@aston.ac.uk [mailto:nijhojhb@aston.ac.uk]
Sent: Monday, March 27, 2000 3:49 AM
To: submit@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Bug#61163: libc6: /etc/localtime missing after upgrade

Package: libc6
Version: 2.1.3-7
Severity: normal

This morning I noticed that /etc/localtime had gone -- so the clock did
not show summertime. Instead, date showed
"Mon Mar 27 10:37:48 /etc/localtime 2000".

I am pretty sure I did have a /etc/localtime, and I did not remove it
myself -- so my guess is that it disappeared on one of the latest upgrades
(potato -> potato).

Unfortunately, this is not something very repeatable:
at least running /var/lib/dpkg/info/libc6.postinst configure
did not remove /etc/localtime .

Jeroen Nijhof

-- System Information
Debian Release: 2.2
Kernel Version: Linux tux 2.2.13 #1 SMP Wed Jan 5 13:02:34 GMT 2000 i686

Versions of the packages libc6 depends on:
ii  ldso           1.9.11-5       The Linux dynamic linker, library and

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