Nicholas Leippe nick at leippe.com
Mon Mar 12 08:55:55 MDT 2007

On Monday 12 March 2007 08:51, Michael L Torrie wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-03-12 at 08:46 -0600, Barry Roberts wrote:
> > I have a bunch of CentOS/RedHat 3 servers that I updated tzdata*.rpm
> > several weeks ago.  They haven't been re-booted, some for over a year.
> >
> > The important services did get restarted (Tomcat, apache, Samba, etc.)
> > and the important logs and customer-facing apps have the correct time.
> > But from the command line "date" shows MST, not MDT.
> >
> > I could re-boot, but that's so Windows.  Anybody have an idea what
> > processes need to be re-started to get all the old tzdata out of cache
> > and the correct time showing from the command line?
> http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS3988059943.html
> By default, CentOS and RHEL don't symlink the /etc/localtime but rather
> copy the timezone file to /etc/localtime.  You can either run timeconfig
> and reset the time zone, or symlink it as they suggest in the link
> above.

They copy it to be FHS compliant.  No symlinks should cross the /etc -> /usr 
boundary, since /etc should be available at boot, while /usr does not have 
that requirement.

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