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Debugging a time zone problem
- From: Ken Brown <kbrown at cornell dot edu>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Cc: Eli Zaretskii <eliz at gnu dot org>
- Date: Fri, 06 Feb 2009 11:42:04 -0500
- Subject: Debugging a time zone problem
I've built emacs 23 under both cygwin 1.5 and 1.7, and it runs fine for
me except for a glitch involving time zones: Emacs gets the local time
zone wrong by 4 hours. I've reported this to the emacs-devel list ,
and the developer who responded asked me to try to get some advice on
this list. Here are two facts that might provide clues:
1. The problem disappears if I set the environment variable TZ before
2. The problem disappears if I run emacs under gdb. [This, of course,
makes debugging difficult.]
I would appreciate any advice or hints as to how I (and the emacs
developers) might track this down. Also, the developers would find it
useful to have a description of how cygwin handles Windows time zones.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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