[LINK] Re: Heads Up - troubles with time zones
lannet at lannet.com.au
Sun Mar 26 11:43:08 EST 2006
> Craig Sanders and Howard Lowndes "discuss":
>>>>there's something wrong with your FC4 systems, then.
>>>OK, smarty, so where is FC 4 getting its data from if not from the
>>hey, you were the one who said it was "weird" instead of just accepting the
> Gentlemen, gentlemen...! Please, let's not get into daft little "platform
> war" arguments! :)
> It's clear to me that if seasoned systems administrators are having trouble
> then this time zone change is going to cause far more problems that we might
> have thought. I reckon it'd be better if proponents of open source software
> came out of this looking like the people who've made the transition
> successfully, not squabbling teenagers.
> Howard, I think I have the solution for you -- which you may want to forward
> to the other lists...
> On Fedora Core (and I'm guessing other Red Hat-like distributions too) it
> appears that /etc/localtime is NOT a symbolic link but a file copied from
> the /usr/share/zoneinfo directory tree during the configuration process.
> Downloading the latest tzdata file and running zic will update the zoneinfo
> tree but not /etc/localtime.
> So, in the case of my Sydney-based FC4 machines, the following worked...
> cd <some temp directory>
> wget ftp://elsie/nci.nih.gov/pub/tzdata2006b.tar.gz
> tar tzvf tzdata2006b.tar.gz
> zic australasia
> cp /usr/share/zoneinfo/Australia/Sydney /etc/localtime
See my recent post. I have opted to symlink it.
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