PHP Issue - Fatal error: date(): Timezone database is corrupt - this should *never* happen!



  • Howdy,

    I have two Omega's with the same issue and I've googled my butt off and given up. Hence I'm looking for help or a nudge on where to report this as a bug.

    Install PHP on the Omega (opkg install php5 php5-cli) and run this code in a file called "test.php":

    <?php
    $timenow = date("Y-m-d-H-m-s");

    eg "php-cli test.php" in the terminal.

    And you'll receive back this message:

    Warning: date(): Invalid date.timezone value 'UTC', we selected the timezone 'UTC' for now. in /www/php/test.php on line 2
    Fatal error: date(): Timezone database is corrupt - this should never happen! in /www/php/test.php on line 2

    I've tried every setting I can think of date_default_timezone_set(), ini_set() to set the values & date.timezone and still the same results.

    I've had to hack a quick function to read the date off the system time/date for now. But it's annoying I can't use the date() function at all :(

    Any ideas!?

    Matt

    PS: running date on the command line returns:

    root@Omega-AAAA:/www/php# date
    Wed Mar 16 15:42:21 GMT 2016



  • Hi Matt,
    you have to install timezone package first:
    $ opkg install zoneinfo-europe

    you can get the available list with
    $ opkg list|grep zoneinfo

    Than you can set up the php timezone, I prefer to add "date.timezone = 'Europe/Rome'" in /etc/php.ini in the "Data" section.

    I hope this will help you
    Manuel



  • @Manuel-Baldassarri said:

    Hi Matt,
    you have to install timezone package first:
    $ opkg install zoneinfo-europe

    you can get the available list with
    $ opkg list|grep zoneinfo

    Than you can set up the php timezone, I prefer to add "date.timezone = 'Europe/Rome'" in /etc/php.ini in the "Data" section.

    I hope this will help you
    Manuel

    echo date("d-M-Y");
    

    29-Mar-2016

    Amazeballs!

    Thanks for that info Manuel, that resolved it! Thank you :)

    Matt



  • Howdy Manuel,

    https://github.com/moggiex/wiki/blob/patch-11/Tutorials/PHP-Date-Time-Functions.md

    I've whipped together a quick tutorial on this as I could not find the answer to this anywhere on the interwebs at all & had given up.

    Thanks again!

    Matt


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