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From "William A. Rowe Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: setting TZ env var
Date Tue, 15 Nov 2011 23:06:05 GMT
On 11/15/2011 4:28 PM, Issac Goldstand wrote:
>
> I'd likely -1 anything that assumed without allowing the user to specify
> an override.

what on earth is wrong with

--- ../httpd-2.x/support/apachectl.in   (revision 1198625)
+++ ../httpd-2.x/support/apachectl.in   (working copy)
@@ -44,6 +44,9 @@
  # the path to your httpd binary, including options if necessary
  HTTPD='@exp_sbindir@/@progname@'
  #
+# desired local timezone representation for logs
+TZ=GMT+0000
+#
  # pick up any necessary environment variables
  if test -f @exp_sbindir@/envvars; then
    . @exp_sbindir@/envvars

or...

SetEnv TZ GMT+0000

There you go, two mechanisms "allowing the user to specify
an override"

Can we quit inventing redundant directives?

I'm certainly -1 on such a directive.  I'm totally +1 if someone
wants to document the appropriate use of the TZ variable.

And I'd be very cool with ensuring that we tzset() after allowing
conf parsing/SetEnv processing and before forking.


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