Public bug reported: mk-sbuild copies /etc/timezone and /etc/localtime to the schroots it creates, but tzdata is not part of the default package set, resulting in /etc/localtime being a broken symlink and the actual time zone as reported by `date(1)` is UTC no matter what /etc/timezone reports.
I think this should be removed from mk-sbuild since it doesn't work as intended, and it can have side-effects breaking builds in non-obvious ways, since some package have embedded timezone data (e.g. icu) that can mismatch with the system. icu's test suite is broken by this, with failures in the test intltest::tztest::TestGenericAPI. ** Affects: ubuntu-dev-tools (Ubuntu) Importance: Undecided Status: New -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of MOTU, which is subscribed to ubuntu-dev-tools in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/2016025 Title: schroot made by mk-sbuild have broken TZ info To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-dev-tools/+bug/2016025/+subscriptions -- universe-bugs mailing list email@example.com https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/universe-bugs