Entry Number: Last Updated: 26 September 1997 Document Revision:
Keywords: timezone, pdo
Q: Why do I get the error message
*** Could not find data for default time zone, using GMT
when running my program on PDO 4.2? The same program runs fine on OPENSTEP 4.2.
A: This error is caused when the /etc/zoneinfo/localtime symbolic link is missing or pointing to a non-existing directory. This problem can happen after running the PDO 4.2 Install Script.
To fix the problem, you should su to root and do the following:
1) Remove the symbolic link if it exists.
2) Recreate the symbolic link with something like: cd /etc/zoneinfo
ln -s US/Pacific localtime
You can get a list of all the available timezones under the /etc/zoneinfo directory.