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Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00:20:05 +0400
From: Королев Сергей <>
Subject: do_tzset() prevents reusing the same name of a timezone file

Hi, all.

I have a question about do_tzset() function implementation (musl v1.1.5).
The function has the following conditions to prevent timezone file remapping

if (old_tz && !strcmp(s, old_tz)) return;

which do not allow to use "TZ" environment variable pointing to the same
file (e.g. /etc/localtime). But some distros replace this file directly or
use it as a symlink.

Is this limitation a bug or a feature?


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