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Bug #4337

eliminate /etc/TIMEZONE

Added by Garrett D'Amore almost 7 years ago. Updated over 6 years ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Normal
Category:
cmd - userland programs
Start date:
2013-11-18
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Estimated time:
Difficulty:
Medium
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Description

In support of bug 633, we should kill off the references to /etc/TIMEZONE in our code -- it turns out that this is just a legacy symbolic link to /etc/default/init. While /etc/TIMEZONE was documented, its unlikely that this was ever widely used outside of the ON consolidation, and any site can easily drop a symlink to restore this if they need it.

However, there are tools in ON that read /etc/TIMEZONE instead of /etc/default/init, and those should be updated to use /etc/default/init.

Then the TIMEZONE.4 manual can be removed/renamed. (This doesn't solve the devpost font problems with case folding, but those can be handled separately.)


Related issues

Related to illumos gate - Bug #633: case-folding collision in illumos-gateResolved2011-01-15

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#1

Updated by Garrett D'Amore over 6 years ago

  • Category set to cmd - userland programs
  • Assignee set to Garrett D'Amore
#2

Updated by Garrett D'Amore over 6 years ago

  • Status changed from New to In Progress
  • % Done changed from 0 to 80
#4

Updated by Electric Monk over 6 years ago

git commit 052519c2d30736afb1861979b73d5a889cf7fba8

Author: Garrett D'Amore <garrett@damore.org>

4337 eliminate /etc/TIMEZONE
Reviewed by: Volker A. Brandt <vab@bb-c.de>
Reviewed by: Richard Elling <richard.elling@gmail.com>
Approved by: Dan McDonald <danmcd@omniti.com>

#5

Updated by Garrett D'Amore over 6 years ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 80 to 100

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