GUI for setting timezone

Robert Moskowitz rgm at
Thu Aug 23 20:00:22 CEST 2018

On 08/23/2018 11:24 AM, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> Reopening this discussion...
> On 06/12/2018 05:58 AM, Andreas Müller wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 11:46 AM, Igor Zakharov <f2404 at> wrote:
>>> 12.06.2018, 03:17, "Lars Behrens" <lars.behrens at>:
>>>> So IMO the fastest way to set the timezone is to change the symlink
>>>> (as root).
>>>> ln -sf /usr/share/[YourZone]/[YourCity] /etc/localtime
>>> Another option is using systemd's timedatectl:
>>> timedatectl set-timezone US/Eastern
>> FWIW: I sent a patch series ages ago [1] but that was rejected with
>> something like 'nobody needs such thing'. Since then I use it more or
>> less daily and maintain it for Openembedded/Yocto builds [2], I won't
>> work for 4.13 / GTK3 but once I have some cycles left I will port.
>> [1]
>> [2]
>> Cheers
>> Andreas
> I have learned that system-config-date, though noarch and the F25 
> version works just fine on F28, is written in python2, so it is only a 
> matter of time until it dies.  This seems to be considered a desktop 
> experience issue so I bounce back here to see if we can get movement 
> to have something working.  Perhaps for Fedora 29; though I could test 
> out on F28...

Adam Williamson of Fedoraproject just added that system-config-date also 
uses GTK +2.  Another barrier to being updated.  He also said that:

"the ancient system-config-* tools in
general are being / have been retired, with the intent that desktops
should provide replacement functionality. At least GNOME and KDE
usually do."

So make sure Xfce has or will deal with the lot of them...


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