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[Bug 696115] Re: Timezone should not require superuser on laptop


Oh, that's silly!

It's a laptop, darn it!    The other users will (almost certainly) be on
the console, and they'll be in the same time zone your are in.   (Unless
they have *very* long arms.)

What you are proposing is not the normal use case for a laptop -- you
seem to be thinking that I carry my laptop around so that people can ssh
into it.     That's quite rare.

** Changed in: gnome-system-tools (Ubuntu)
       Status: Invalid => New

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  Timezone should not require superuser on laptop

Status in “gnome-system-tools” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Binary package hint: gnome-system-tools

When you carry a laptop from one timezone to another, it's nice to be able to set the time correctly, even if you don't have administrative rights on the laptop.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: gnome-system-tools 2.32.0-0ubuntu1.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-24.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-24-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Dec 31 18:30:08 2010
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release amd64 (20091027)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: gnome-system-tools