[conspire] (forw) Re: Ubuntu 12.04+ starts and runs geoclue

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Dec 31 13:35:29 PST 2012

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Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2012 13:34:45 -0800
From: Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com>
To: [a friend]
Subject: Re: Ubuntu 12.04+ starts and runs geoclue
Organization: If you lived here, you'd be $HOME already.

Quoting [my friend]:

> Process ubuntu-geoip-provider always running. Claim they need it to
> auto-set timezone.
> Check out:    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1931021

Automagically adjusting /etc/localtime and /etc/timezone
without user involvement is arguably useful on a laptop, though
personally I'd rather do it myself.  

_However_, GeoClue need not report physical location to a bunch of 
strangers in order to accomplish that.  It's configurable to use your 
choice of geolocation data including your own data:


Note in particular the Hostip and Manual options.

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