[arch-projects] [initscripts][RFC] deprecating TIMEZONE from rc.conf

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar
Mon May 16 18:29:57 EDT 2011

On 05/16/2011 06:10 PM, Heiko Baums wrote:
> Am Mon, 16 May 2011 12:51:30 -0700 (PDT)
> schrieb Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi<vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar>:
>> 3) TZ should be set per user not system-wide.
> I completely disagree. What shall I do in Germany with a US timezone on
> my system (e.g. log files)?
I just copy the answer from my other email:

On 05/16/2011 07:08 PM, Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi wrote:
> Fixme if I am wrong:
> So (for logger) during entering/exiting from DST period you will see 
> duplicate entries and "no activity" during one hour. 
Having logs in UTC avoid this. Is the task of the program that parses 
the log to show (if needed) the time in your current timezone.

> A system usually resides in one country (timezone) and not in several
> at once.
>   So it's a system and not a user setting.
I think in a desktop system, yes. But if you are "server", users wants 
your timezone (from where are conected) instead of local timezone of the 
server. Or I am missing something?
> Heiko

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi
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