How does nginx get the TimeZone of local system while compile & install?

Maxim Dounin mdounin at
Tue Aug 30 12:14:51 UTC 2011


On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 07:53:31PM +0800, Sharl.Jimh.Tsin wrote:

> hi,ALL
> 	it's me,i come here again and post my problem here.
> last weekend,i uninstalled the old version of nginx (1.0.4),and
> installed the newest development version 1.1.1 on my VPS.
> but,unfortunately that i found that nginx still used the UTC timezone
> not CST locally.
> that's strange.Can someone help me fix the problem? Thanks a lot :)

By default nginx uses timezone as set during startup (either in TZ 
environment variable, or system's default one).

Looks like you just have it set to UTC while starting nginx (only 
set CST for your particular user?).

If in doubt how to correctly set timezone on your system, you may 
do so explicitly in nginx config via "env" directive (see [1]):

    env TZ=CST;

(note that using CST explicitly may not be a good idea, as it 
won't account for daylight saving changes if there are any in your 
area, you may want to use something like "TZ=America/Menominee" 


Maxim Dounin

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