[pve-devel] [PATCH v2 installer] fix #4430: add UTC timezone as option to installer

Christoph Heiss c.heiss at proxmox.com
Thu Mar 16 11:01:36 CET 2023

Adds 'Etc/UTC' as option to the timezone selection, regardless of what
country is selected.

The 'Etc/' prefix needs to be stripped for the installation, as this
value is written to /etc/timezone. PVE/PMG/PBS already use 'UTC' without
the prefix, so avoid regressing them.

Signed-off-by: Christoph Heiss <c.heiss at proxmox.com>
Would it be sensible to fix up the timezone change component in the UI
so that it uses 'Etc/UTC' (which is the canonical timezone name for UTC)
as well? As separate patch in the future, of course.

v1: https://lists.proxmox.com/pipermail/pve-devel/2023-March/056202.html

 proxinstall | 4 ++++
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff --git a/proxinstall b/proxinstall
index 79abc34..899b534 100755
--- a/proxinstall
+++ b/proxinstall
@@ -2658,6 +2658,7 @@ sub update_zonelist {

     $cb->signal_connect('changed' => sub {
 	$timezone = $cb->get_active_text();
+	$timezone =~ s|Etc/UTC|UTC|;

     my @za;
@@ -2674,6 +2675,9 @@ sub update_zonelist {

+    # Append Etc/UTC here, so it is always the last item and never the default for any country.
+    $cb->append_text('Etc/UTC');
     $cb->set_active($ind || 0);


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