[PATCH] localtime.cc: Point TZDIR to the /usr/share/zoneinfo

Nicholas Wourms nwourms@netscape.net
Mon Dec 1 14:42:00 GMT 2003


cygwin-patches@cygwin.com wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 01, 2003 at 10:07:25AM +0100, Dr. Volker Zell wrote:
> 
>>Hi
>>
>>As discussed in cygwin-apps here's a small patch to point cygwin to an existing
>>time zone datasbase when the tzcode/data package is installed.
> 
> 
> Should we do some extra stuff to maintain backward compatibility with
> the old /usr/local/etc path?  I don't think so but...
>

As mentioned in another thread, in theory this should be an evironmental 
variable.  However, IIRC, I think DJ ripped out that portion of the 
code, probably assuming at the time there was no need for timezone data. 
  I'll go back and check, though.

Cheers,
Nicholas



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