Improve timezone support

Bug #528228 reported by chrismd on 2010-02-26
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Bug Description

We should allow the user to specify the timezone offset explicitly and also to support named timezones through an optional dependency on something like pytz.

chrismd (chrismd) on 2010-12-23
Changed in graphite:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
chrismd (chrismd) wrote :

I've added a dependency on pytz to allow support of Olson timezones and fixed the x-label formatting to be based off timezone-aware datetime objects instead of attempting to calculate the offset manually (which was quite error prone).

Changed in graphite:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Nicholas Leskiw (nleskiw) wrote :

I installed a fresh copy of trunk, and all rendering fails with

ViewDoesNotExist: Could not import graphite.render.views. Error was: No module named pytz

It appears to be required (at least on Ubuntu 10.04)

Anyway, we can either add a fatal warning to or add a workaround if you don't want it to be required.
Or am I screwing something up?

Nicholas Leskiw (nleskiw) wrote :

After a sudo apt-get install python-tz rendering works. I'm guessing it's not optional right now.

chrismd (chrismd) wrote :

Correct, pytz is a new required dependency for Graphite. I am going to try and bundle it in the upcoming release so a separate installation of pytz isn't needed (but would override the bundled version if present).

chrismd (chrismd) on 2011-01-18
Changed in graphite:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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