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Re: Timezone problems

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Timezone problems
Date: Thu, 09 May 2013 22:41:18 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.130005 (Ma Gnus v0.5) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Alex Sassmannshausen <address@hidden> skribis:

> I'm running into issues whereby the 'date' command that is part of the
> coreutils package (installed through guix) returns non-timezone
> corrected values (i.e. it returns UTC even for local time).

Actually you first need to install the ‘tzdata’ package (which I just
added yesterday!).  Then you must set the TZDIR environment variable to
point to it, like this:

  export TZDIR=$HOME/.guix-profile/share/zoneinfo

The C library (the one from Guix) will then get timezone info from there.

> I suspect this was to do with the locale complications of the earlier
> gcc version that was part of guix, and that locale issue seems to be
> resolved now: Guile 2.0.9 compiled with the new gcc does not complain
> about locale settings anymore.

This is actually unrelated but yes, this one’s fixed too.

> Would guix normally have recompiled coreutils following the gcc upgrade
> too? If so then the problem must be something else — but the date
> program invoked through /bin/date returns the correct local time (installed
> through aptitude), so it seems guix specific.
> If not — is there a way to force re-installation from scratch for just
> coreutils?

What matters most is what’s in your profile.  I just run ‘guix package 
which atomically upgrades everything that’s installed in your profile
(so you get the new Coreutils, and everything linked against the new libc.)



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