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Bug 76164 - redhat-config-date crash
Summary: redhat-config-date crash
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 76313
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-date
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-10-17 18:46 UTC by Martin Garton
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2002-10-17 18:48:31 UTC

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this is a fix. (NB _a_ fix, not neccesarily _the_ fix as I haven't spent long understanding the current code) (deleted)
2002-10-17 18:48 UTC, Martin Garton
no flags Details | Diff

Description Martin Garton 2002-10-17 18:46:42 UTC
Description of Problem:
Can't use redhat-config-date at all. Selecting from menu results in no apparent

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install redhat linux 8.0
2. when prompted select (for example) UTC+1 as the timezone
3. after firstboot etc, select systemsettings->date&time from the gnome menu

Actual Results:

Expected Results:
Date and time utility should open

Additional Information:
running from a terminal reveals the problem:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/redhat-config-date/", line 35, in ?
  File "/usr/share/redhat-config-date/", line 181, in __init__
    self.timezonePage = timezone_gui.timezonePage()
  File "/usr/share/redhat-config-date/", line 50, in __init__ = TimezoneMap(zonetab, self.default, map=path)
  File "/usr/share/redhat-config-date/", line 139, in __init__
  File "/usr/share/redhat-config-date/", line 180, in setCurrent
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'tz'

Furthermore, /etc/sysconfig/clock contains:


and "Etc/GMT+1" does not appear in /usr/share/zoneinfo/ which causes the

The code in /usr/share/redhat-config-date/ already looks like
its trying to handle this, but it doesn't work.

Comment 1 Martin Garton 2002-10-17 18:48:25 UTC
Created attachment 80824 [details]
this is a fix. (NB _a_ fix, not neccesarily _the_ fix as I haven't spent long understanding the current code)

Comment 2 Brent Fox 2002-10-22 16:00:00 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 76313 ***

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