Am Mon, 16 May 2011 20:28:17 +0200 schrieb Tom Gundersen firstname.lastname@example.org:
I think the TIMEZONE variable in rc.conf is unnecessary and it causes some problems with other (especially GUI) tools.
Since when is it unnecessary and why? And since when does it cause problems with other tools and which problems does it cause? I never had any issues with this, neither with KDE nor with Xfce.
And there are not only GUI tools but also CLI tools which also need a correctly set timezone.
And what's wrong with the current way of setting a timezone? As far as I know this is the standard way of setting a timezone on Linux, at least Gentoo does it the same way since years.
That said it's obvious that there must be a way to set a system wide timezone at boot time. The current method is, btw., much better, since simpler and easier (KISS), than an /etc/rc.d/timezone method.