Time and Timezone issues...

Al Johnson openmoko at mazikeen.demon.co.uk
Wed Sep 3 11:08:39 CEST 2008

On Wednesday 03 September 2008, Marco Trevisan (Treviño) wrote:
> Setting the right time in my device is the only problem I wasn't able to
> solve yet since the very first time... :o.
> What I've done following the Date [1] and Timezone [2] wikis:
>   - installed ntpclient
>   - installed tzdata-europe
>   - set the time using ntpclient -s -h pool.ntp.org
>   - synced with the hardware clock
>   - exported TZ=:/usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Rome in ~/.profile
> Now, if I re-set the time using ntp I get the right time (in my
> timezone), but if restart the device (without network connectivity, as
> generally happens when you boot a phone!) I get back the UTC time
> ([mytime] - [2hours])!
> This is too bad! To make my TZ to be considered I must run again the
> ntpclient, but this need a network connectivity :|.
> Any suggestion? If I syn-link /etc/timezone to my timezone file the same
> happens (and on reboot the link is removed).
> Then, in my phone I've two OS: qtopia (on SD) and 2008.8. I'd like to
> keep both the clocks synced (not to change the time on each startup).
> Ah... Time! :|
> [1] http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Date
> [2] http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Timezone

Could be related to bug 1851 - not sure if this has made it into the updates 

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