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>SunOS ssp01a 5.7 Generic_106541-10 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-5_10
>Although /etc/TIMEZONE is a symlink to ./default/init and ./default/init
>my TZ after login is "US/Pacific". Sure I could set TZ in /etc/profile
>but I want to keep my systems clean and use them as designed. Why
>doesn't it work the way it's described?
The TZ variable is inherited from the init(1). Did you reboot
after changing /etc/default/init?
(I suppose it is assumed you switch a system off when moving it
to a different timezone :-)
It's also possible that someone restarted inetd from his account with
a different TZ set.
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