[CentOS] Time Change: Centos-immune?

Florin Andrei florin at andrei.myip.org
Wed Mar 7 18:51:46 UTC 2007

Forget for a moment the fact that one should not override an RPM package 
with files from a tarball :-) but look at this article:


It seems like the author assumes that /etc/localtime is already a 
symlink. Otherwise what would be the point in recommending to update 
tzdata but don't do anything about /etc/localtime?

So probably the article (posted on Slashdot, no less) is wrong from the 
perspective of a Red Hat / CentOS user on two counts:
- the tzdata update method is bad
- /etc/localtime is not a symlink on RHEL/CentOS so the method is incomplete

Florin Andrei


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