[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#821288: Bug#821288: xfce4-panel: clock doesn't reflect systemwide timezone change

Michal Hocko mstsxfx at gmail.com
Sun Apr 17 12:32:35 UTC 2016

On Sun, Apr 17, 2016 at 02:29:15PM +0200, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> On dim., 2016-04-17 at 06:52 -0400, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have changed my system wide timezone setting by
> > dpkg-reconfigure tzdata
> > 
> > and `date' really displays the time according to the new timezone. Clock
> > in the pannel still shows the original TZ data though. Is this behavior
> > intentional?
> > The time is correct when I update the timezone settings directly in the
> > Clock properties but I would expect that the clock would use the system
> > settings.
> It does, but it might need some time to actually refresh (maybe at the next
> refresh, or maybe at the next restart).

I have changed my setup yesterday so I guess it will be the later which
is more than unfortunate because I do not restart X session very often
(it's typically with the new kernel rc). Is this fixable? I have to
admit I didn't have time to look into the sources yet but I thought that
the applet would simply use the localtime and that should get updated

Michal Hocko

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