Thanks, Yellowman. Glad to know I can still read documentation, and it's the documentation that is at fault this time. I added myself as a listener to the referenced bug, as Leigh Scott already pointed out the problem is still in F17.
Using the tzselect command, I end up with the following:
You can make this change permanent for yourself by appending the line
TZ='America/Denver'; export TZ
to the file '.profile' in your home directory; then log out and log in again.
Here is that TZ value again, this time on standard output so that you
can use the /bin/tzselect command in shell scripts:
However, that isn't "sticky"...as in, it's tied to the user, not the system.
Other threads such as this http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/howto-l...e-tz-variable/
say to link /usr/share/zoneinfo/US/Mountain to /etc/localtime. Comments on the thread say to just copy the file, not symlink it. Confusing!
Anyway, I went ahead and copied /usr/share/zoneinfo/US/Mountain to /etc/localtime. Seems to have done the trick, and it survived a reboot (as I would have expected).