Time and Timezone issues...

Harald Koenig koenig at tat.physik.uni-tuebingen.de
Wed Sep 3 18:58:22 CEST 2008

On Sep 03, "Marco Trevisan (Treviño)" wrote:

>   - exported TZ=:/usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Rome in ~/.profile

your ~/.profile isn't valid for system processes and at boot time etc.
if at all, this should go to /etc/profile :

if [ ! -e /etc/localtime ]; then
        TZ="UTC"                # Time Zone. Look at http://theory.uwinnipeg.ca/gnu/glibc/libc_303.html 
                                # for an explanation of how to set this to your local timezone.
        export TZ

but here you also see the "right" solution[tm]:
better not set TZ but do once (once after every update/upgrade?!):

	cp /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Rome /etc/localtime

and for restart/reboot problems have a look at


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