date/time indicator displays string 'Time' instead of date/time on Wubi installation

Bug #855287 reported by Jean-Baptiste Lallement on 2011-09-21
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
indicator-datetime (Ubuntu)
Michael Terry
Michael Terry
lupin (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Oneiric Desktop 20110921 amd64 Wubi French

After a fresh wubi installation the indicator displays the string 'Time' instead of the date and time. Screenshot attached

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: indicator-datetime 0.2.95-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-11.18-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-11-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Sep 21 09:13:46 2011
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: indicator-datetime
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :
Changed in indicator-datetime (Ubuntu Oneiric):
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → Canonical Desktop Team (canonical-desktop-team)
milestone: none → ubuntu-11.10
tags: added: iso-testing
Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2011-09-21
Changed in indicator-datetime (Ubuntu Oneiric):
assignee: Canonical Desktop Team (canonical-desktop-team) → Michael Terry (mterry)
Changed in indicator-datetime (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: New → Confirmed
Evan (ev) wrote :

This was due to a bug in lupin that removed /etc/timezone.

Changed in lupin (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: New → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package lupin - 0.47

lupin (0.47) oneiric; urgency=low

  * Fix a typo that was preventing the timezone from getting set in Wubi
    disk image installs (LP: #855287).
  * Provide a warning that the desktop is not localized and that
    Language Support needs to be run, for Wubi disk image installs in
    languages other than English (LP: #855295).
 -- Evan Dandrea <email address hidden> Thu, 22 Sep 2011 12:20:19 +0100

Changed in lupin (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

If the issue was due to lupin then i'm closing the indicator-datetime task as Invalid, thanks.

Changed in indicator-datetime (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Changed in indicator-datetime (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: Invalid → Confirmed
Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Please leave a comment if you think the status 'Invalid' is wrong.

Changed in indicator-datetime (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Bernard Banko (beernarrd) wrote :

I have updated from natty (not a wubi installation) and I have the "Time" string on the indicator instead of the time. I think this is the same issue.

Changed in indicator-datetime (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: Invalid → New
Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Thanks Bernard, coulod you please file a new report instead, this one was specific to Wubi.

Changed in indicator-datetime (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: New → Invalid
Eric Belhaire (ebelhaire) wrote :

I have the exact same problem after an ubuntu update.
Running : "sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata" solved the problem by creating /etc/timezone
Hope this helps.

Christian Assig (chrassig) wrote :

Like Eric, I also had the problem after upgrading from natty to oneiric yesterday.

/etc/timezone was missing, and it was created when I was running:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

This solved the problem for me.

Christian Assig (chrassig) wrote :


There are already a few bugs that are not related to wubi, for example #863341. But these bugs are marked as duplicates of this bug. Should someone change the status of one of these bugs from duplicate to confirmed?

I think they have been duplicated by mistake as this one was very specific to Wubi and disk image installation others are more generally affecting Unity. I'll fix the statuses.

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