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[opensuse] Re: Daylight Savings Change
  • From: Joachim Schrod <jschrod@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 01 Feb 2007 23:16:56 +0100
  • Message-id: <eptoso$2pd$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Brian Jackson wrote:
On Thursday 01 February 2007 13:36, Darryl Gregorash wrote:
> Darryl,
> Hopefully they will fix it, if not you can take a working zone file
> from 10.2 and use it to overwrite /etc/localtime. It worked on our
> systems.

I thought timezone has glibc dependencies. I would be hesitant to
stuff a package, or even a single file from a package, from one
version into another version, without knowing those dependencies
weren't going to be busted at all.

I just tried my /etc/localtime from a 10.2 box on a 9.2 box and it didn't work. Still have the old DST dates. :(

How did you test that? By calling zdump with a timezone name? That takes zonefiles from /usr/share/zoneinfo and not /etc/localtime.

I've got an 8.2 box lying around as well :o Custom app that has a dependency on an old verion of Tk. Porting, but still have to use the 8.2 box.

I just tried a 10.0 file on an 8.1 box and it works. Since there are no changes to 10.2, it should work as well.

Check that /usr/lib/zoneinfo/localtime is a symlink to /etc/localtime, as it should be.

Try the following first:
-- Backup (rename) your /usr/share/zoneinfo/ tree.
-- Copy that complete tree from the 10.2 system to your older
-- Check that it works by calling
zdump -v PST8PDT | grep 2007
It must output the March date and not the April date.
-- If it does so, copy the appropriate zoneinfo file to
/etc/localtime. Try again.


Joachim Schrod Email: jschrod@xxxxxxx
Roedermark, Germany

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