System Timezone

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Information[edit]

Quote Whonix ™ Post Install Advice:

To protect against time zone leaks, the system clock inside Whonix ™ is set to UTC. This means it may be a few hours before or ahead of your host system clock. Do not change this setting!

Change System Timezone[edit]

Whonix ™ specific part: To prevent package anon-apps-config from changing the timezone to UTC during upgrades, create either file /etc/noutc or /usr/local/etc/noutc. [1]

sudo touch /etc/noutc

[2]

Whonix ™ unspecific part: Time zone can be adjusted as per Free Support Principle.

Note: system timezone as configured /etc/timezone / /etc/localtime is a "system setting". What (Xfce) graphical user interface clock widget is showing and its setting might be independent from the "system setting" since that is a "user setting".

Timezone vs sdwdate[edit]

sdwdate is mostly unrelated. It can operate independently of system timezone setting. It is a time synchronization daemon. It does not alter the system timezone.

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Footnotes / References[edit]

  1. https://github.com/Whonix/anon-apps-config/commit/85dcdaaeafe150a740949d5b8d167e6f0fa10c7d
  2. sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/etc/
    sudo touch /usr/local/etc/noutc