Discovering the XOs local timezone in a bash script

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at
Sun Mar 13 11:10:41 EDT 2011

On Sat, Mar 12, 2011 at 10:21 PM, Samuel Greenfeld <greenfeld at> 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

All correct AFAIK. For background on why deployments are not setting
the TZ, Daniel recently posted some notes about an underlying bug in
fedora config scripts that prevented us from doing the right thing in
setting the timezone from os-builder (or similar).

Can't recall the details, but the (somewhat) good news is that it's
fixed post F14.


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