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Fix Entourage and iCal time zones on case-sensitive drives Apps
As of Entourage version 11.2.0, a case-sensitive file system will cause iCal event syncing to produce incorrect times. The fix was recently discovered and posted here: Entourage broken time zone support. The following is copied directly from that link:
In Entourage, there are two files that create a problem when using a case-sensitive filesystem:
  • timezones.xml is called as Timezones.xml
  • utc is called UTC
To fix this,
  1. cd /Applications/Microsoft Office 2004/Office (or the appropriately situated place on your machine)
  2. ln -s timezones.xml Timezones.xml
  3. ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/UTC /usr/share/zoneinfo/utc
[robg adds: I applied some formatting to the blockquote, but otherwise left the content unchanged. I haven't tested this one.]
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Fix Entourage and iCal time zones on case-sensitive drives
Authored by: mjb on Nov 29, '07 12:46:49PM

Excellent! I was wondering what had caused Entourage to start barfing on calendar syncing. Despite hitting a case-sensitive filesystem related problem with another application, it didn't occur to me to check it for Entourage.

Either way, I can confirm that this fix works.



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Office 2008 has more timezone.xml files
Authored by: paco on Mar 28, '08 06:33:57AM

I'm not sure whether they were all important or not, but I found 3 timezones.xml files by doing this:
cd /Applications/Microsoft\ Office\ 2008/Office
find . -name timezones.xml -print

That came up with
./EntourageCore.framework/Versions/12/Resources/timezones.xml
./Microsoft Database Daemon.app/Contents/Resources/timezones.xml
./Microsoft Database Utility.app/Contents/Resources/timezones.xml

I linked all of them the way this hint said, and now Entourage 2008 is working. Hooray!



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Fix Entourage and iCal time zones on case-sensitive drives
Authored by: HeelToe on Apr 18, '08 05:03:42AM

This works for me as well.

One additional note. After fixing this, quit Entourage, quit iCal and open iSync. Select preferences and "Reset Sync History".

After running Entourage and iCal again things will get in synchronization.



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