[arch-general] pacman.log has no timezone information in timestamp

ProgAndy admin at progandy.de
Sat Mar 2 00:23:37 UTC 2019

Am 02.03.19 um 01:12 schrieb mpan:
>> I just used the /var/log/pacman.log for the first time to give me the
>> last date-time I did a system upgrade ('starting full system upgrade' in
>> the log). There is no time-zone info in the time-stamp. It's also not
>> UTC. Does anyone know if this is by design or a bug?
>   `pacman` uses local time of your system. Indeed it seems like an ommision.
>   You may consider opening a feature request, so pacman.conf would allow
> either an option to include TZ in the logs (good idea) or setting custom
> time format (worse idea, as this would bind `pacman` codebase to the
> specific time formatting function).

Meanwhile you can explicitly set the timezone to UTC when calling
pacman, that way the log will be consistent:

    $ TZ=UTC sudo pacman ...


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