Bug#343645: Processed: Re: [Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Processed: Re: Bug#343645: e2fsprogs: Superblock last mount time is in the future, fix it ? (Y)

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh hmh at debian.org
Thu Jan 5 10:55:26 UTC 2006

tag 343645 wontfix

Please, no screwing with this glibc and util-linux issue.

It should be fixed by util-linux (patch 50% done by yours thruly), and
glibc. It is wontfix for initscripts.  It is almost-pending for util-linux.
I have no idea if, after util-linux is fixed, glibc will do the right thing
and make sure /etc/localtime is always valid (bugs will need to be
reassigned to glibc, I don't think they have been notified yet.

/etc/localtime IS glibc's domain, as timezones and locales are their domain.
It should be kept up-to-date by tzconfig.  It should be a copy of the
zonefile instead of a symlink.  d-i probably has to be fixed to severely
discourage UTC=no and to also do copies, but that's something else.

I am against futher breakage on this issue by trying to work around it in

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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