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Red Hat has released an updated redhat-config-date tool for Red Hat Linux

The redhat-config-date program is a graphically-oriented tool for setting the system time, timezone, and date.

When changing the timezone, redhat-config-date makes a symlink from /etc/localtime to the appropriate timezone file in /usr/share/zoneinfo.

If the system configuration includes a separate /usr partition, this can cause a problem. The hwclock program (which is used to interact with the system's hardware clock) is run at boot-time and requires access to the selected timezone file. However, because hwclock runs before all file systems are mounted, the symlink to the timezone file in /usr/share/zoneinfo is invalid, and hwclock fails.

This erratum fixes the problem by copying the timezone file into /etc/localtime instead of making a symbolic link.
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