The scenario: I'm trying to set timezone on a docker container based on Ubuntu 18.04 docker image. Just pull the image and updated

> apt-get -y update

The error:

When run

> timedatectl

I get

> timedatectl: command not found

The question: How to install timedatectl?

What I've tried so far: I tried to install timedatectl as follows

> apt-get -y install timedatectl
> Unable to locate package timedatectl

Thank you

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    timedatectl is part of systemd package. – FedonKadifeli Nov 22 '19 at 9:28
  • If you had installed ntpdate, it disabled timedatectl because it could disabled some services tha use systemd in case of update – damadam Nov 22 '19 at 9:33

As suggested in the comment, installed systemd package:

> apt-get install systemd

timedatectl is installed

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