Bug #2060

installer: action for the "UTC versus local time" question is reversed

Added by t_dfbsd over 3 years ago. Updated almost 3 years ago.

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Description

In usr.sbin/installer/dfuibe_installer/fn_configure.c, it appears that if
you answer "Yes" to the question "Is this machine's CMOS clock set to UTC?",
the installer will add the file /etc/wall_cmos_clock, which is what should
happen if the CMOS clock is set to local time.

Tim

unnamed (595 Bytes) t_dfbsd, 05/02/2011 12:14 AM

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#1 Updated by swildner over 3 years ago

On Mon, 02 May 2011 02:12:43 +0200, Tim Darby <> wrote:

> In usr.sbin/installer/dfuibe_installer/fn_configure.c, it appears that if
> you answer "Yes" to the question "Is this machine's CMOS clock set to
> UTC?",
> the installer will add the file /etc/wall_cmos_clock, which is what
> should
> happen if the CMOS clock is set to local time.

The behavior in tzsetup(8) is the same and probably where the installer
took it from.

Sascha

#2 Updated by t_dfbsd almost 3 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)

I don't think I stated this well. When the installer asks "Is this machine's CMOS clock set to UTC?", I answer "No" because the machine is set to local time. However, answering "No" causes the installer to not add the file /etc/wall_cmos_clock, which causes the OS to use UTC time. If the desired result of answering this question is to make the system use UTC time rather than local time, then I guess this is working correctly and this can be closed.

#3 Updated by swildner almost 3 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed
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