[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH] base-files: coreutil-date breaks setting kernel timezone

Val Kulkov val.kulkov at gmail.com
Mon Oct 7 12:06:52 EDT 2019

"coreutil-date" package from the packages feed replaces the Busybox date
applet by symlinking /usr/bin/gnu-date to /bin/date. This prevents the system
init script from setting kernel timezone because the GNU date utility does not
provide such functionality:

   root at OpenWrt:~# date -k
   date: invalid option -- 'k'
   Try 'date --help' for more information.

A specific reference to the Busybox date applet prevents alternative date
utilities from breaking the system init script.

Signed-off-by: Val Kulkov <val.kulkov at gmail.com>
 package/base-files/files/etc/init.d/system | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/package/base-files/files/etc/init.d/system b/package/base-files/files/etc/init.d/system
index a98a972469..0e33c522b4 100755
--- a/package/base-files/files/etc/init.d/system
+++ b/package/base-files/files/etc/init.d/system
@@ -27,7 +27,7 @@ system_config() {
 		ln -sf "/usr/share/zoneinfo/$zonename" /tmp/localtime && rm -f /tmp/TZ
 	# apply timezone to kernel
-	date -k
+	busybox date -k
 reload_service() {

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