Incorrect time again with glibc 2.5

Matt McCutchen hashproduct+rsync at
Mon Feb 12 22:24:27 GMT 2007

On 2/12/07, Master Abi <master at> wrote:
> rsync 2.6.9 fixed the time issue. I felt this issue is truly behind, but
> then I upgraded to glibc 2.5. The time problem again started.  I
> recompiled rsync after upgrading glibc thinking that might be the
> problem. No  ways, problem still persists.

> This might be gentoo related, so are anyone else also having this issue
> with glibc 2.5.

I can reproduce the time problem on my computer with Fedora Core 6 and
glibc 2.5.  Attached is a file of excerpts from the daemon's strace.
It looks like glibc is trying to be clever by statting /etc/localtime
on every call to strftime in case the time zone setting has changed.
If /etc/localtime disappears, glibc reverts to GMT.

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