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Bug 72149 - Time zone's value ignores the current setting
Summary: Time zone's value ignores the current setting
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-date
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact: Mike McLean
: 78935 79772 84028 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-08-21 14:48 UTC by Akira TAGOH
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:45 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2002-10-22 18:56:46 UTC

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Description Akira TAGOH 2002-08-21 14:48:17 UTC
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Description of problem:
a value of the list view on the Time zone tab ignores the current setting. looks
like it's always pointed America/New_York.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.runs redhat-config-date the Time zone tab.
3.look at the list view.

Actual Results:  I've selected 'Asia/Tokyo' for Time zone at the install time,
but redhat-config-date always point 'America/New_York.

Expected Results:  the current setting's value should be selected by default.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Brent Fox 2002-08-21 20:26:37 UTC
Should be fixed in 1.5.2-3.

QA, please verify.

Comment 2 Mike McLean 2002-09-12 06:45:14 UTC
Hmm, there seems to be qa contact for this bug, adding myself.

This bug is fixed in the literal sense: redhat-config-date does indeed read the
currect timezone/utc settings from /etc/sysconfig/clock.  However, any changes
mad e are not written back to this file.  I am testing with 

See also bug#73498.

Comment 3 Brent Fox 2002-10-10 19:21:05 UTC
The fix is in CVS now, but I can't push new packages to Rawhide now due to some
problem with the build system.  Should be fixed in 1.5.2-11.  

QA, please verify.  The RPM can be found in dist-8.0.1.

Comment 4 Mike McLean 2002-10-10 19:53:56 UTC

[mike@test114 mike]$ /usr/bin/redhat-config-date
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/redhat-config-date/", line 35, in ?
  File "/usr/share/redhat-config-date/", line 180, in __init__
    self.timezonePage = timezone_gui.timezonePage()
  File "/usr/share/redhat-config-date/", line 53, in __init__
    if int(self.asUTC) == 1:
ValueError: invalid literal for int(): true
[mike@test114 mike]$ rpm -q redhat-config-date
[root@test114 root]# cat /etc/sysconfig/clock

it seems to be thrown off by boolean keywords like true/false on/off.  It seems
to want to only see 0/1 and it seems to always write 0/1.  Note that rc.sysinit
*doesn't understand* 0 or 1 for UTC or ARC, though to be fair this is probably a
bug in initscripts (since it does initialize them to be 0).

Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2002-10-10 20:05:32 UTC
UTC/ARC is a true/false field, not a 0/1 field. At least, that's how it's
documented and implemented. ;)

Comment 6 Brent Fox 2002-10-22 18:56:38 UTC
Should be fixed properly now (hopefully).  Please test with
redhat-config-date-1.5.3-1 in dist-8.0.1

Comment 7 Mike McLean 2002-10-23 12:21:52 UTC
Confirmed fix.

Comment 8 Brent Fox 2002-12-03 19:40:40 UTC
*** Bug 78935 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 9 Brent Fox 2002-12-17 17:37:57 UTC
*** Bug 79772 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 10 Brent Fox 2003-02-11 17:06:02 UTC
*** Bug 84028 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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