[Buildroot] [PATCH 23/25 v6] doc/asciidoc: always use UTC

Yann E. MORIN yann.morin.1998 at free.fr
Sat Sep 27 10:16:59 UTC 2014

Currently, the manual is rendered with the timezone of the user running
the rendering. This timezone can fluctuate, depending on the date, due
to DST (Daylight Saving Time). Currently, the manual is rendered in
either CET or CEST (Central European Time, or its DST variant.)

So, a manual rendered during the summer or the winter would refer to a
non-constant timezone. If the machine and/or user doing the rendering
also changes, there is no guarantee the timezone would still be CET/CEST.
This is not a hard issue, since the user can still deduce the time in
UTC, but is just incoherent.

Just force the timezone to be UTC when doing the rendering of the
manual, so we are not dependent on the machine or user doign the

Signed-off-by: "Yann E. MORIN" <yann.morin.1998 at free.fr>
Cc: Samuel Martin <s.martin49 at gmail.com>
Cc: Thomas De Schampheleire <patrickdepinguin at gmail.com>
 package/doc-asciidoc.mk | 2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/package/doc-asciidoc.mk b/package/doc-asciidoc.mk
index 6185982..04c6299 100644
--- a/package/doc-asciidoc.mk
+++ b/package/doc-asciidoc.mk
@@ -93,6 +93,8 @@ define $(2)_$(4)_INSTALL_CMDS
+$$(O)/docs/$(1)/$(1).$(6): export TZ=UTC
 ifeq ($(6)-$$(GENDOC_XSLTPROC_IS_BROKEN),pdf-y)
 	$$(warning PDF generation is disabled because of a bug in \

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