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[opensuse] Re: Daylight Savings Change
  • From: Joachim Schrod <jschrod@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2007 12:17:46 +0100
  • Message-id: <eq73oq$eia$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Darryl Gregorash wrote:

What would be the safest way to update the zoneinfo files, leaving the
old binaries intact, using a timezone rpm package from, say, 10.2, if
one only has a 9.3 system running? I do mean *all* the zoneinfo files,
not just the specific one that is currently copied over as
/etc/localtime?

Unpack it and copy the whole /usr/share/zoneinfo tree manually. Installing the rpm is not good; you would prevent a future update.

For unpacking, I usually use rpm2cpio:
rpm2cpio timezone.rpm | cpio -idv './usr/share/*'

The damn rpm should still be updated on the 9.3 updates repository.

You're right, of course.
If there will be an rpm update and you copied the zoneinfo file by hand before, remember that there will probably be .rpmnew files after the update that you might want to clean up.

Joachim

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