/etc/localtime (under RHEL 5.3, not that I think it matters) be:
- a symlink to
- a hard link to
- a copy of
I'd prefer 1) because it's explicit and easy to manage via Puppet but will it break anything? RedHat's default looks to be 3). Edit: I'm aware of the usual problems of symlinking across filesystems, tzdata updates, etc, but wasn't aware of the historical no-/usr-during-rc.sysinit gotcha. Thanks, all!