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bug#35746: Evolution calendar gets the timezone wrong

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#35746: Evolution calendar gets the timezone wrong
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:00:49 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.3 (gnu/linux)

Hello Ben,

Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> skribis:

> Ben Sturmfels <address@hidden> skribis:
>> I've downloaded the source with `guix build --source
>> evolution-data-server`, extracted and found the the function
>> "e_cal_util_get_system_timezone()" at src/calendar/libecal/e-cal-util.c:1507
>> which calls down to "system_timezone_find()" in e-cal-system-timezone.c:522
>> where it looks up the timezone and compares it to a list of valid zones.
> Looking more closely, ‘system_timezone_find’ first tries to see if
> /etc/localtime is a symlink and if yes reads its target (but it’s never
> a symlink, AFAIK), and later on tries to compare /etc/localtime to files
> found under ‘SYSTEM_ZONEINFODIR’.
> Problem is:
>   #define SYSTEM_ZONEINFODIR "/usr/share/zoneinfo"
> So probably, if you substitute “/usr/” with the prefix of the ‘tzdata’
> package, it’ll work much better.  :-)

Did you have a chance to look into it?


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