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Re: [tlug] Ubuntu 13.10 clock problems (was: Ibus and Ubuntu based)

Raymond Wan writes:

 > maybe the upgrade of Ubuntu changed some setting.
 > I guess it silently replaced a configuration file?

It's not silent, but some of the rc files and init.d files are
catchall scripts with lots of pretty much independent configuration in
them.  Whether the hardware clock is UTC or local time is usually a
matter of one shell variable, so it's quite likely that that gets
changed without specific mention if they do change it.

I think whoever changed that variable should be handed over to the CIA
for a few minutes of waterboarding, though.  That's just so arrogant.

A word to the wise:

I *never* just accept a config replacement unless I *know* that what's
in the config is related to a *specific* *non-mission-critical* app,
and that I have *not* touched the config since the last time it was
100% synced to distro.  If either condition is not satisfied, I use
the "merge configs" option.  It has saved more time and annoyance than
it causes by a factor of 10 or so.

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