How to figure out which, if any, update changed /etc/localtime from a link to a hard file?
glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Fri Apr 17 15:40:26 UTC 2009
On 04/16/2009 10:29 PM, David M. Karr wrote:
> Brian McKee wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 5:24 PM, David M. Karr
>> <davidmichaelkarr at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> So, I had recently discovered a bug with Java not using the correct date
>>> ranges for DST. What I've determined is that Java requires
>>> /etc/localtime to be a symlink, not a hard file. When I replaced the
>>> hard file with a link to the correct file, it fixed my problem.
>>> Now, what I'd like to find out is how and when /etc/localtime became a
>>> hard file.
>>> I have no idea whether the original Ubuntu 8.10 installation was in this
>>> state or not. It could have happened when I installed one of the many
>>> updates that come through.
>>> is there any way to search through the list of updates that I've
>>> installed to see whether any of them would have done this?
>> Huh. I thought java had it's own tzdata stuff and didn't use the
>> system. Perhaps that's changed.
>> I'm guessing the packages you are referring to are tzdata and
>> tzdata-java, but I would have thought breaking java's timezone would
>> be a big bug lots of people would have noticed by now. Launchpad show
> Now that I know what to search for, I found the following, which has a
> lot of history on the problem:
Which version of tzdata-java do you have installed?
The most recent updata for intrepid was:
Published in intrepid-proposed on 2009-04-16
tzdata (2009f-0ubuntu0.8.10) intrepid-proposed; urgency=low
* New timezone data 2009f: (LP: #358232):
- Fix DST rules for Jordan, Palestine, and Pakistan.
-- Martin Pitt <email address hidden> Thu, 16 Apr 2009 12:41:46 +0200
[you may want to enable proposed and try this]
For tzdata bugs, you should be looking here:
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