Discovering the XOs local timezone in a bash script
C. Scott Ananian
cscott at cscott.net
Sun Mar 13 11:41:36 EDT 2011
I apologize; I think the code that sets timezone "correctly" might
have been code I wrote for litl, not OLPC.
On Sunday, March 13, 2011, Daniel Drake <dsd at laptop.org> wrote:
> On 13 March 2011 03:21, Samuel Greenfeld <greenfeld at laptop.org> wrote:
>> 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.
> Just to remove any doubt..
> Setting the time zone from the control panel doesn't have any adverse
> effects such as the clock shift described above. This is is because
> sugar's time zone is isolated from the rest of the system as described
> Setting a different timezone on the system level will cause problems
> on existing builds, but there is no UI for this, and this is fixed in
> 11.2.0 (with a "UI" now available via olpc-os-builder configuration
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