wrong time of print jobs (gmt)

sba.privat at gmx.de sba.privat at gmx.de
Mon Jul 12 05:30:29 PDT 2004

Thanks a lot Helge, everything works find now.

I didn't even know the environment variable TZ.

More info about linux, time zones and the variable TZ can be found here:


Helge Blischke wrote:
> sba.privat at gmx.de wrote:
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > we are using cups on several SUSE Linux Enterprise Servers 8.
> >
> > We have a stange problem with all of our cups servers.
> > When a print job is started, the displayed start time is 2 houns in the past. (that's greenwich time, but we're in germany...)
> >
> > The linux system time is correctly set.
> > Does cups use the time of the hardware clock or does it always display greenwich time?
> >
> > Are there any options to adjust the time?
> >
> cupsd needs the correct time zone in the environment variable TZ
> at startup time. Check if the start script (in /etc/init.d/cups or
> /etc/rc.d/init.d/cups) gets the needed value from a valid source
> and/or if it is already defined at this time (nearly boot time).
> Helge
> --
> H.Blischke at srz-berlin.de
> H.Blischke at srz-berlin.com
> H.Blischke at acm.org

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