MAAS default timezone is not UTC

Bug #1211447 reported by Andres Rodriguez on 2013-08-12
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
maas (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned
Precise
Low
Unassigned
Quantal
Low
Unassigned
Raring
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

MAAS sets the default timezone for provisioned nodes to:

$ cat /etc/timezone
America/New_York

This is probably because of:

d-i debian-installer/locale string en_US.UTF-8

...in /usr/share/maas/preseeds/preseed_master. It would be a far better idea to set this to UTC, adding:

d-i time/zone string Etc/UTC

...to this preseed file.

Version affected: 12.04 LTS / maas / precise-updates / 1.2+bzr1373+dfsg-0ubuntu1~12.04.1.

How reproducible is the problem? / Steps to Reproduce:

 * Install MAAS
 * Deploy some nodes with MAAS.

[Impact]
Allows MAAS to set the deployed systems to UTC timezone by default.

[Test Case]
1. Install MAAS
2. Deploy a system.

[Regression Potential]
Minimal. This only changes the timezone of the node when deployed.

Changed in maas (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in maas (Ubuntu Precise):
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in maas (Ubuntu Quantal):
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in maas (Ubuntu Raring):
importance: Undecided → Low
description: updated

Hello Andres, or anyone else affected,

Accepted maas into precise-proposed. The package will build now and be available at http://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/maas/1.2+bzr1373+dfsg-0ubuntu1~12.04.2 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

Changed in maas (Ubuntu Precise):
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Hello Andres, or anyone else affected,

Accepted maas into raring-proposed. The package will build now and be available at http://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/maas/1.3+bzr1461+dfsg-0ubuntu2.2 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

Changed in maas (Ubuntu Raring):
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package maas - 1.2+bzr1373+dfsg-0ubuntu1~12.04.2

---------------
maas (1.2+bzr1373+dfsg-0ubuntu1~12.04.2) precise-proposed; urgency=low

  * MAAS Stable Release Update, debian/patches:
    - 99_filestorage_empty_files_lp1204507.patch: Fix to allow the storage
      of empty files when using Juju Go, otherwise machines will fail to
      bootstrap. (LP: #1204507)
    - 99_fix_highbank_localboot_lp1172966.patch: Fix to PXE LOCALBOOT on
      highbank servers by removing a PXE message. Otherwise highbank will
      fail to pxe boot. (LP: #1172966)
    - 99_no_ipmi_detection_kvm_lp1064527.patch: Fix to ensure that IPMI
      detection does not happen on KVM VM's, otherwise enlistment and
      commissioning process will take too long. (LP: #1064527)
    - 99_update_cluster_info_cli_lp1172193.patch: Fix to allow admins to
      update cluster information from the API/CLI and not only restrict it
      to the WebUI. (LP: #1172193)
    - 99_fix_ipmi_power_command_lp1171418: Fix to ensure that ipmi commands
      are always executed regardless of the state of the machine.
      (LP: #1171418)
    - 99_default_timezone_utc_lp1211447.patch: Default to UTC for the
      deployed nodes. (LP: #1211447)
 -- Andres Rodriguez <email address hidden> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 12:18:34 -0400

Changed in maas (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

The verification of this Stable Release Update has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regresssions.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package maas - 1.3+bzr1461+dfsg-0ubuntu2.2

---------------
maas (1.3+bzr1461+dfsg-0ubuntu2.2) raring-proposed; urgency=low

  * debian/patches:
    - 99_filestorage_empty_files_lp1204507.patch: Fix to allow the storage
      of empty files when using Juju Go, otherwise machines will fail to
      bootstrap. (LP: #1204507)
    - 99_default_timezone_utc_lp1211447.patch: Default to UTC for the
      deployed nodes. (LP: #1211447)
 -- Andres Rodriguez <email address hidden> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 10:57:37 -0400

Changed in maas (Ubuntu Raring):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

quantal has seen the end of its life and is no longer receiving any updates. Marking the quantal task for this ticket as "Won't Fix".

Changed in maas (Ubuntu Quantal):
status: New → Won't Fix
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