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bug#35746: Evolution calendar gets the timezone wrong

From: Ben Sturmfels
Subject: bug#35746: Evolution calendar gets the timezone wrong
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 23:45:07 +1000
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On Thu, 12 Sep 2019, Ludovic Courtès wrote:

> 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?

Sorry Ludo, no, not yet. It's still on my list to take a look at some
time though.


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