[LINK] Heads Up - troubles with time zones

Howard Lowndes lannet at lannet.com.au
Sun Mar 26 07:34:37 EST 2006


There is a problem with the times zone data files for Linux

Despite having the correct time zone data files (to accommodate the Comm 
Games), and my workstation being set to the correct time zone, it has 
still reverted back 1 hour, which it shouldn't be doing until next weekend.

tzdata extracts:
# zdump -v Australia/NSW|grep 2006
Australia/NSW  Sat Apr  1 15:59:59 2006 UTC = Sun Apr  2 02:59:59 2006 
EST isdst=1 gmtoff=39600
Australia/NSW  Sat Apr  1 16:00:00 2006 UTC = Sun Apr  2 02:00:00 2006 
EST isdst=0 gmtoff=36000
Australia/NSW  Sat Oct 28 15:59:59 2006 UTC = Sun Oct 29 01:59:59 2006 
EST isdst=0 gmtoff=36000
Australia/NSW  Sat Oct 28 16:00:00 2006 UTC = Sun Oct 29 03:00:00 2006 
EST isdst=1 gmtoff=39600

# zdump -v Australia/Sydney|grep 2006
Australia/Sydney  Sat Apr  1 15:59:59 2006 UTC = Sun Apr  2 02:59:59 
2006 EST isdst=1 gmtoff=39600
Australia/Sydney  Sat Apr  1 16:00:00 2006 UTC = Sun Apr  2 02:00:00 
2006 EST isdst=0 gmtoff=36000
Australia/Sydney  Sat Oct 28 15:59:59 2006 UTC = Sun Oct 29 01:59:59 
2006 EST isdst=0 gmtoff=36000
Australia/Sydney  Sat Oct 28 16:00:00 2006 UTC = Sun Oct 29 03:00:00 
2006 EST isdst=1 gmtoff=39600

# date; date -u
Sun Mar 26 06:31:07 EST 2006
Sat Mar 25 20:31:07 UTC 2006

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Howard.
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