[CentOS] time zone

Tue Jan 31 22:18:44 UTC 2017
Richard <lists-centos at listmail.innovate.net>

> Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 16:59:32 -0500
> From: TE Dukes <tdukes at palmettoshopper.com>

> From: CentOS [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Richard
> Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 4:44 PM

>> Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 16:02:37 -0500
>> From: TE Dukes <tdukes at palmettoshopper.com>
>> Today, I started getting this error when trying to login to
>> zoneminder:
>> ZoneMinder is not installed properly: php's date.timezone is not
>> set  to a valid timezone
>> Zoneminder has been running since last Wednesday when I installed
>> it.  Today, I get this.
>> In /etc/php.ini, I have date.timezone = America/New_York, which I 
>> added when zoneminder was installed.
>> Output from date: Tue Jan 31 15:56:26 EST 2017
>> Output from ll /etc/localtime: lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 38 Jan 25
>> 19:05 /etc/localtime -> ../usr/share/zoneinfo/America/New_York
>> Been searching for hours for another file that may be overriding 
>> php.ini
> Put a simple php page on your/the server (where zoneminder is
> running) with the "phpinfo()" function, and then look at the
> timezone information in the "date" section of the output. 
> If it isn't showing the correct value, check the location of the
> php.ini that is being used in the "Loaded Configuration File" value
> toward the top of that output.
> By default, php doesn't use the system's TZ,
> Hello,
> I did, it shows the error about not being correctly set:
> Warning: phpinfo(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone
> settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the
> date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those
> methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely
> misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC'
> for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in
> /var/www/html/phpinfo.php on line 4
> Why would it just start doing this?

Obviously can't answer that as we don't know enough about what
changes you may have made to your system. The default php.ini doesn't
have a TZ set, so will always give that message unless/until you add
a TZ.

However, to fix this:

  - check the location of the php.ini that is being referenced,
    as indicated above (generally /etc/php.ini).

  - edit that php.ini file to set a correct TZ following the
    "date.timezone =" entry.

  - be certain to uncomment that line.

  - you probably need to restart the apache server to get any
    change picked up.