Discovering the XOs local timezone in a bash script
Richard A. Smith
richard at laptop.org
Sat Mar 12 22:40:20 EST 2011
On 03/12/2011 10:21 PM, Samuel Greenfeld wrote:
> The XO image OLPC supplies defaults to UTC. Users can select a time zone
> offset in Sugar if they want, but it is purely a numerical control at
> last check and does not allow you to choose a setting that is regional
> (like "America/New York" or "EST5EDT", which include Daylight Savings
ok so not automatic but I can still work with that. I'll make sure to
tell people testing solar to please set that to the value for their region.
> Sugar reports only relative times in its core GUI, so I don't know how
> common it is for deployments or other users to actually change this
> setting. Setting a time zone other than UTC with 10.1.3 and prior may
> also expose a flaw where the offset is repetitively applied every
> reboot, shifting the clock.
Apparently not very common. Grepping through my collection of 1217
power log files I only found 61 of them that had that value set to
something other than GMT or UTC. Granted that most of those files where
generated by me and I didn't know about that control but I also have a
lot of logs from users.
Thanks for the info.
Richard A. Smith <richard at laptop.org>
One Laptop per Child
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