[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#720417: xfce4: XFCE doesn't honor TZ-user-variable

Daniel Baur debian at dabpunkt.eu
Wed Aug 21 14:55:43 UTC 2013

Package: xfce4
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

my laptop has it’s global timezone set to UTC (as I do it for every
computer), but I life in Germany where CE(S)T is correct. For this I have set
the TZ-variable of my user (dab) to "Europe/Berlin" in my .bashrc. This works
lovely on the command-line, in Konsole and if I use startx to start xfce from
the shell. It does howerever not work if I use the grafical login. In this case
the global timezone (UTC) is used and all programs I start by xfce (with the
exception of Konsole) use the wrong timezone.
Because I can not find a setting for the timezone in xfce I think the TZ-
variable should be honored and used.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.1
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (900, 'stable'), (400, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.10.3 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages xfce4 depends on:
ii  gtk2-engines-xfce  2.8.1-3
ii  orage              4.8.3-2
ii  thunar             1.2.3-4+b1
ii  xfce4-appfinder    4.8.0-3
ii  xfce4-mixer        4.8.0-3+b1
ii  xfce4-panel        4.8.6-4
ii  xfce4-session      4.8.3-3
ii  xfce4-settings     4.8.3-2
ii  xfce4-utils        4.8.3-2
ii  xfconf             4.8.1-1
ii  xfdesktop4         4.8.3-2
ii  xfwm4              4.8.3-2

Versions of packages xfce4 recommends:
ii  desktop-base      7.0.3
ii  tango-icon-theme  0.8.90-5
ii  thunar-volman     0.6.1-1
ii  xfce4-notifyd     0.2.2-2
ii  xorg              1:7.7+3~deb7u1

Versions of packages xfce4 suggests:
pn  xfce4-goodies  <none>
pn  xfprint4       <none>

-- no debconf information

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