Java and timezone issues!
glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Tue Apr 21 03:26:54 UTC 2009
On 04/20/2009 03:30 PM, Knute Johnson wrote:
> John L Fjellstad wrote:
>> Knute Johnson <knute2009 at knutejohnson.com> writes:
>>> Will you try my applet at
>>> and see if it gives you the correct time? Do you have
>>> /etc/sysconfig/clock or any of the other places that Java looks for
>>> timezone info? Which version of Java are you running?
>> $ java -version
>> java version "1.6.0_13"
>> Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_13-b03)
>> Java HotSpot(TM) Server VM (build 11.3-b02, mixed mode)
>> Gives correct time here (CEST)
> Do you have a /etc/sysconfig/clock file? Adding the
> /etc/sysconfig/clock file makes mine work correctly. It has an entry in it;
> and leaving off the quotes makes it NOT work. This might be the real
While that does work (on my intrepid systems), it creates the problem of
having to change the file each time you move from one timezone to
another (think laptop + travel). So in order to use it as a reasonable
workaround, I think you'd need to figure out how to have the file be
automatically updated from /etc/timezone. Otherwise your stuck on left
coast time forever.
Further, I think that it's important to figure out why the issue doesn't
occur on hardy, but does occur on intrepid. Both hardy systems that I
tested are upgrades from d-e-f-g-hardy. I've another system that has a
fresh hardy install on it that I can test tomorrow to see if it occurs
on that system as well.
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