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

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar
Mon May 16 19:15:52 EDT 2011

On 05/16/2011 07:58 PM, Heiko Baums wrote:
> Am Mon, 16 May 2011 19:29:57 -0300
> schrieb Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi<vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar>:
>
>> 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.
> And what if I parse the log with my own eyes without a software parser?
> Then I also want to see the local time without calculating the
> timezone by myself.
>
Oh nothing to do (report to upstream :P)
No problem, use timezone on logs, just keep in mind the holes and
duplicated times, during DST change.
>> I think in a desktop system, yes. But if you are "server", users
>> timezone of the server. Or I am missing something?
> I guess you're missing something, because on servers the timezone
> setting is only for the server and this is also located only at one
> place at a time and the timezone data is used to set the server's
> timestamps. The users' timezone is usually set at their clients which
> connect to these servers.
Depends on client/server of course.
> If the server needs to store files from different countries it should
> set the timezone to UTC anyway I guess.
Naturally, avoinding lots of issues.
> Heiko
>

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Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi
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