Changes to Timezone Does Not Reflect When Using "system-config-date" utility

(Doc ID 2323761.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 13, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.0 and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

After attempting to change timezone using system-config-time utility , the date command output  still reflects the original timezone.

For example, changing to Africa/Nairobi, still shows US/Pacific

 # date

Fri Sep 22 00:33:33 PDT 2017

Expected output

 # date

Fri Sep 22 10:33:33 EAT 2017

Cause

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