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Bug #40932 Timezone ignored
Submitted: 2007-03-27 21:09 UTC Modified: 2007-04-05 01:00 UTC
Avg. Score:4.0 ± 1.0
Reproduced:2 of 2 (100.0%)
Same Version:2 (100.0%)
Same OS:1 (50.0%)
From: chrisw at kc dot net dot nz Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: Date/time related
PHP Version: 4.4.6 OS: Windows XP
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2007-03-27 21:09 UTC] chrisw at kc dot net dot nz
I get the same date() output regardless of TZ setting on Windows XP. I suspect it must be a configuration error, as I get the same problem with PHP 4.4.2, 4.4.6 and 5.2.1 with date.timezone = Pacific/Auckland
Have also tried on two separate Windows XP machines.
Doing this on Linux works fine and gives expected result.
Web Server is Apache 2.0.55

Reproduce code:
echo "Pacific/Auckland Time: ". date("h:i:s a T")."<br/>";
echo "Australia/Sydney Time: ". date("h:i:s a T")."<br/>";

Expected result:
I expect to see the timestamp for Pacific/Auckland to be GMT+12
I expect to see the timestamp for Australia/Sydney to be GMT+10

Actual result:
I get both times output identical as UTC/GMT


Pacific/Auckland Time: 09:01:22 pm Pac
Australia/Sydney Time: 09:01:22 pm Aus


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 [2007-03-28 08:50 UTC]
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Works fine for me with PHP 5.2.1 - this is not going to work with PHP 4.x or 5.0.x as Windows uses different zone names. For PHP 5.1.x and higher, use the date_default_timezone_set function instead of using unreliable TZ environment vars.
 [2007-04-05 01:00 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
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